Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, received a $221,566 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a biomedical research training program for Hampton students at universities in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

• The University of Georgia’s International Center for Democratic Governance at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government received a grant from the U.S. State Department for a program of exchange visits of women leaders between Kenya and the United States. Under the program 28 women from Kenya will travel to the university for three weeks of study in politics and policymaking.

Virginia Tech received a five-year, $1,125,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The program is designed to help 25 black and other minority students each year make the bridge from college to doctoral studies.

• The American Dental Education Association received a $550,457 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation for a program aimed at increasing the number of black and minority students pursuing careers in dentistry. The grant will be used to develop a seven-year, flexible dental education program that will be attractive to minority students. Under the program, high school students will be recruited by participating colleges and dental schools for the combined undergraduate and professional degree program.