Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

money-bag-2Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Michigan State University in East Lansing received a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the cataloging and the digitization of 125,000 prints from the archives of five professional photographers from the African nation of Mali.

okekeHaverford College in Pennsylvania received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a continuing research project on E. coli bacteria, one of the leading causes of death among children in Africa. The research is under the direction of Iruka Okeke, an associate professor of biology at Haverford. Dr. Okeke, who joined the Haverford College faculty in 2003, holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.

California State University East Bay in Hayward received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Bayer USA Foundation to fund diversity efforts at the university’s Institute for STEM.

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