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.

Historically Black Albany State University in Georgia received a $99,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help establish an interdisciplinary museum and a heritage studies minor degree program.

Alabama State University, the historically Black educational institution in Montgomery, received a $207,037 grant from the National Institutes of Health for study on how cocaine use impacts the progression of HIV. The University of Alabama at Birmingham will also be involved in the research. The project will be under the direction of Qiana L. Matthews. Dr. Mathews is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where she majored in biology. She holds a Ph.D. from Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

The University of Pennsylvania received a five-year, $1,533,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a research project entitled “The Inclusive City: Past, Present, and Future.” The grant will fund undergraduate and graduate research fellowships, seminars, and public lectures.

Southern University New Orleans , a historically Black educational institution, received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund programs to train teachers in STEM disciplines for high-need public schools.

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