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.

Iowa State University received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce professional development materials for faculty at three African universities to teach plant breeding to master’s degree students.

Emery1-croppedHistorically Black Tuskegee University received a donation of $600,000 from an alumni family that will be used to convert two historic buildings into living/learning facilities for Tuskegee students. The Emery buildings, located in the university’s historic district, were built between 1903 and 1905. Each building will have 30, one-bed suites.

North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, received a $188,798 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct research on sensors that can recognize chemical and biological agents during warfare.

pittmanThe Lincoln University, a historically Black educational institution in Pennsylvania, received a donation from Philadelphia police captain Jacqueline Bailey-Pittman to establish an endowed scholarship fund for students from Philadelphia who are majoring in criminal justice.

The University of Maryland received a $225,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for projects to produce print and digital materials that help frame and contextualize narratives of race in the city of Baltimore.

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