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.

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing has received a $406,250 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study how to ensure equal health outcomes among ethnic groups using data from the outbreak of COVID-19. The project will survey over 22,000 nurses to develop “innovative models of care delivery that are associated with equitable outcomes.” The project is under the direction of J. M. Brooks Carthon, an associate professor of nursing at the university.

Historically Black Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, was awarded a four-year, $800,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a more diverse STEM workforce. The program seeks to build a foundation for research with training opportunities for students, researchers, and faculty at academic institutions not currently well-represented. Students researchers will measure and model energy, water, and carbon budgets.

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, has received a $100,000 grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to support the assessment of a research and teaching partnership in engineering between Tuskegee and Columbia University in New York City. The grant will support Tuskegee University graduate students who work on a collaborative research project between the two universities.

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