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.

Oglethorpe University in Atlanta received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for programs to increase faculty diversity in the humanities.

Historically Black Delaware State University received a three-year, $723,285 grant from the National Science Foundation for research on a particular glial cell and the development of synchronous activity in the brain.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis received a $843,694 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for research to examine why Black men are more likely to have prostate cancer than White men.

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