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 Howard University in Washington, D.C. is participating in a five-year, $27 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that will continue the funding of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science. The collaboration will allow for large-scale clinical studies for testing treatments for many human diseases. The District of Columbia hospitals and clinics who will be cooperating in the project, treat more than 4 million patients each year.

The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta received a $3 million gift from baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and his wife Billye Suber Aaron. The funds will be used to enhance the Hugh Closter Medical Education building and to create a new student pavilion that will be named for Mrs. Aaron.

Historically Black North Carolina Central University in Durham is partnering with the Center for Nanoscale Science at Pennsylvania State University in a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for research in developing a new generation of nanostructured materials that will have a wide range of applications in electronics, solar energy, and other fields.

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the university’s Cyber Infused Mathematics Initiative. The funds will support efforts to redesign teaching and learning environments in introductory-level mathematics courses.

TchounwouHistorically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi received a $2,980,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the university’s Integrated STEM Experience for All program which seeks to boost the retention and graduation rates for students in STEM disciplines. The grant project is under the direction of Paul Tchounwou, associate dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Jackson State.

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