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 Alabama State University in Montgomery received a three-year, $399,976 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Big Data Analytics Lab on campus. Auburn University will be a partner in the grant project.

Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, received a $238,844 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of students in graduate degree programs in special education.

Historically Black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop biology department curriculum in bioinstrumentation, cloud computing, and computational genetics. The grant program is under the direction of Raphael D. Isokpehi, an associate professor at Bethune-Cookman. Dr. Isokpehi holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in medical microbiology from the University of Lagos in Nigeria.

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, received a $1,783,188 grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Delaware Comprehensive Sickle Cell Research Center. The university will work with the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders on the project.


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