Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

moneybagHere 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.

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced 53 grants totaling more than $18 million to support research, teaching, and extension programs at historically Black colleges and universities. A full list of the recipients of these grants is available here.

Harris-Stowe State University, the historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, Missouri, received $393,965 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the university’s Targeted Infusion Project called BIO-BOOST. The program offers research opportunities for undergraduate students in biology.

The University of Georgia received a $1,490,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for programs to train scientists at Makerere University in Uganda in the latest methods for preventing the transmission of HIV and the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina received a $215,000 grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for programs to prevent diabetes among African American adults. The university will work with area churches to educate members about diabetes prevention.

North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, received a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for research on eliminating racial disparities in cancer incidence and mortality rates for African Americans in North Carolina. A partnering institution, the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center received an additional $5 million to support its role in the research.

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