Here 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 $250,000 grant from the Air Force Research Library to establish a research facility for projects involving tissue engineering and advanced materials for defense systems. The grant will be under the direction of Derrick Dean, professor of biomedical engineering.
North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, received a $185,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation to fund STEM-based cross curriculum professional development opportunities for students and teachers in three rural counties in North Carolina. The project is under the direction of Carla Edge Oldham, an assistant research professor in the department of pharmaceutical sciences.
New York University and Pennsylvania State University will share a five-year, $5.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund research to design an intervention to increase engagement among the HIV care community for African American and Latinos who are not taking anti-retroviral drugs.
Historically Black Texas Southern University received a $200,000 grant from the Houston Endowment to support the planning and development of a community-based organization incubator/accelerator. The project will be under the direction of Robert Bullard, dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at the university.
Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a summer program on drone technology for high school students. About 30 students will participate in the four-week Summer Academy.