Grants and Gifts

• Emmanuel Babatunde and Derrick J. Swinton, two professors from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, are participating in a 10-year, $20 million grant program in conjunction with the U.S. Agency for International Development to improve environmental planning in the African nation of Malawi. Scholars from Michigan State University and the University of Malawi are participating in the project. For the duration of the research project, two or three students from Lincoln University will spend time in Malawi each year conducting research.

• Jackson State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a program to advance the careers of women scholars in science, engineering, and mathematics fields.

Loretta Moore, chair of the department of computer science at Jackson State University, is the principal investigator of the grant program.

The department of rehabilitation and disability studies at historically black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a program to increase vocational rehabilitation training opportunities at colleges serving minority students.