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.
Elizabeth City State University, a historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project to renovate the Rosenwald school building on its campus. The building was constructed in 1921 as a school for local African American children.
Sacramento State University in California received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to increase diversity in STEM teaching programs.
Historically Black Delaware State University received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to strengthen the forensic biology program at the university. The funds will be used to revise the curriculum and to increase internship opportunities for students in the program.
Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a six-year, $3.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a research project to develop a new class of nanocomposite materials combining polymers and multiferroic materials. Tuskegee University will collaborate with the Material Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on the project.