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 $711,700 grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Agency for a program to install agricultural water meters on farms in the Flint and Suwanee Rives Basins that do not currently have meters.

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, received a multi-year grant of $698,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the university’s Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement. The initiative is a mentoring and networking program geared toward faculty members from underrepresented groups.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst received a gift from alumnus William A. Lee, executive vice president of research at Gilead Sciences. The gift will fund the establishment of the William Lee Science Impact Program that will provide mentors, professional development, and research opportunities in the sciences for students from underrepresented groups.

Savannah State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, received a three-year, $299,961 grant from the National Science Foundation for research on viral replication and how resistant cells adapt to invading viruses.

The University of Maryland, College Park was awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop effective communication strategies to improve human papillomavirus vaccination rates among African American adolescents. The effort will target African American parents who bring their children to pediatric clinics in Baltimore.

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