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 Savannah State University in Georgia received a $218,497 grant from the Army Research Office of the U.S. Department of Defense that will be used by the university to purchase new polymer research instrumentation.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock received a seven-year, $526,374 grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services for research on disproportionate contact within the criminal justice system for members of underrepresented groups.

A $11.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health. An alliance between Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College, both in Nashville, Tennessee, was founded in 1999. Now the University of Miami has been added to the alliance. The goal of the new program is to engage individuals from underrepresented groups in precision medical research.

Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, received a $543,654 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for scholarships for students from underrepresented groups in the university’s master’s degree program for nurse practitioners.

Alabama State University, the historically Black educational institution in Montgomery, received a $285,481 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to participate in a university consortium that will conduct research on prostate cancer.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received a two-year, $1 million grant from California-based Hopper-Dean Foundation to support three STEM programs that seek to increase diversity in the computer science field.

Harris-Stowe State University, the historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, received a $325,000 grant from USA Funds for programs to increase retention and graduation rates.

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