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.

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The university will evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. government agricultural programs in 21 West African nations. The principal investigator for the project is Marikis Alvarez, associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences at Delaware State University.

North Carolina A&T State University, the historically Black educational institution in Greensboro, is sharing in a grant with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct research on viral factors of triple-negative breast cancer. The grant was issued by the North Carolina Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The leader of the study group is Perpetua Muganda, professor of biology at North Carolina A&T State University.


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