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.

Alabama State University, the historically Black educational institution in Montgomery, received a four-year, $578,224 grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on prostate and colorectal cancer.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to train faculty members at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in HIV/AIDS research techniques.

The University of Cincinnati received a $500,000 gift from Peter Stern, the former chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the university’s medical school, to establish a diversity scholarship program to attract students from underrepresented minority groups to the medical school.

Arizona State University received a $237,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to attract students from underrepresented minority groups to its Center for Nanotechnology in Society. The program will target undergraduate students for summer programs in order to increase their interest in pursuing graduate study in nanotechnology.

Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina received a $749,994 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for programs to broaden the participation of students with disabilities in STEM fields.

The Morehouse School of Medicine, a historically Black educational institution in Atlanta, received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue funding for the school’s Prevention Research Center. The center, which has been continually funded by the CDC since 1998, address chronic health problems and racial disparities in health care.

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