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.

Historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina received a five-year, $756,755 grant from the National Institutes of Health for its Minority Access to Research Careers for Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research program.

Drexel University in Philadelphia received a $3.175 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines. Drexel will be the lead institution but the program will include outreach and retention programs at eight additional institutions in the metropolitan area including the historically Black institutions, Cheyney University, Delaware State University, and The Lincoln University.

Historically Black Alabama A&M University received a $98,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for research on new methods to detect food contamination.

Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for programs to increase the number of Black students pursuing careers in biomedical research.

Historically Black Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, is participating in a five-year, $20 million grant program led by the University of Missouri and funded by the National Science Foundation. The universities will conduct research on how climate change will impact agriculture and ecology.

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