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.

Florida A&M University, a historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee, received a $929,241 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support undergraduate and graduate student research in predatory microorganisms and the effects they have on populations of other bacteria. The grant is under the direction of Henry Neal Williams, a professor of environmental science at the university.

Historically Black Delaware State University will partner with historically Black Alabama State University in a three-year, $750,000 grant program from the National Science Foundation to study engineered nanoparticles and develop and apply diverse complementary laser-based techniques for analyzing their impact on ecosystems. The grant program is under the direction of  Hacene Boukari, a professor of optics at Delaware State University.

Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana received a $92,919 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Faculty from the departments of history and English will use the funds to design and implement an interdisciplinary minor and host a series of workshops to train humanities faculty in pedagogies and technologies appropriate to the digital humanities.

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health to study stunted growth and development in children in Haiti.

Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, received a $2 million donation from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation. The university will use the funds to launch NashvilleNurtures, a collaboration between Mount Zion Baptist Church and the university, to provide meals to more than 10,000 families in Nashville.

Ohio State University is the lead institution in a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development to establish bridge and intervention programs for vulnerable and marginalized youth in the Dominican Republic. “Our team and I will share our expertise and offer many educational success models to help our Dominican Republic colleagues improve education and career outcomes for vulnerable youth in their country,” said James L. Moore III, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to strengthen STEM undergraduate education and research in the university’s department of computer science. The research will focus on indoor informatics systems.

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