Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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 Department of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. The funds will be used to support the department’s Distinguished Lecture Series in Race, Gender, and Ethnic Studies. Additionally, the grant will fund new networking and learning opportunities for scholars in the disciplines of ethnic studies and women’s and gender studies.

A team of researchers from the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at historically Black North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has received a $369,024 grant from NCInnovation, a research support service for public universities. The funds will support research into the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Coppin State University, a historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has received a $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education. The grant will fund an initiative aimed at preparing a diverse educational workforce to support school-aged children with disabilities, particularly those who are children of color or multilingual.

Jeanelle Hope, an associate professor of African American studies at historically Black Prairie View A&M University in Texas, has received a $150,000 grant from the National Endowement for the Humanities to support a two-year project designed to enhance the university’s African American studies program. The grant will be used to add new courses to the program’s curriculum and support faculty development initiatives.

Rice University and Houston Community College in Texas have received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease for their joint program, “Augmenting Community College Education to Leverage Research and Advance Training Equity.” The collaborative initiative aims to improve diversity within STEM fields by providing students from Houston Community College with professional and educational opportunities at Rice University and the Texas Medical Center.

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