• Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, received a four-year, $880,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a program to provide financial support and mentoring research opportunities for minority and low-income students who hope to pursue graduate study leading to a Ph.D.

• Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, received a $440,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute. The funds will be used to introduce two new courses at Hampton on molecular and environmental epidemiology. The grant will also support research in environmental oncology at Hampton University.