Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The University of Chicago has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the development of a multimedia toolkit aimed at reducing the number of back-to-back pregnancies among African American adolescent women. The research is under the direction of Melissa Gilliam, the Ellen H. Block Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics and the founder of the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gilliam is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

Historically Black Virginia State University received a three-year, $295,274 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research on high-pressure processing to reduce salt in processed meat products.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County received a $1.3 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for programs to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue doctoral degree programs in economics.

Georgia State University received a $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE) program. The initiative aims to recruit, prepare and support new and veteran teachers in high-need school districts.

The University of Alabama received a $300,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council for programs aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession. Under the program students from underrepresented groups will come to the university for summer programs to prepare them for the rigors of legal education.


Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Winston Oluwole Soboyejo Named President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Soboyejo has been serving at Worchester Polytechnic Institute since 2017, first as dean of engineering, then provost and senior vice president, and later interim president. Earlier, Dr. Soboyejo was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University for 17 years.

Education Department Debuts the Equity in Education Dashboard

the website is divided into a series of domains, each of which includes a set of indicators. The indicators highlight disparities in education among population groups, including differences by race/ethnicity, sex, socioeconomic status, English learner status, and disability status.

HBCUs Receive Major Funding From Blue Meridian Partners

The HBCU Transformation Project is a collaboration between the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and Partnership for Education Advancement. Forty HBCUs are currently working with the project and additional campuses are expected to join this year. The partnership recently received a $124 million investment from Blue Meridian Partners.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Channon Miller is a new assistant professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Quienton L. Nichols is the new associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. M. D. Lovett has joined Clark Atlanta University as an associate professor of psychology and associate professor Robyn Autry was named director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Featured Jobs