Grants and Gifts

Historically black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a $4.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop research capabilities in biomedical and behavioral sciences. The research grant is the largest in the university’s history.

• Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received a two-year, $206,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund its Information Systems in the Community summer program. The program brings students from historically black colleges and universities to the Carnegie Mellon campus for a six-week program in custom software development for a community organization or nonprofit group.

• Meharry Medical College, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, Tennessee, received a five-year, $21.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The money will be used for research into preventions and cures for HIV/AIDS, premature labor, and fibroid tumors.

The School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles received a $5.2 million grant from healthcare plan provider Kaiser Permanente. The grant will fund the Center for Health Equity at the school.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received a two-year, $1.1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for a program to provide online laboratory services to several universities in Africa.

• Fisk University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, Tennessee, was awarded a six-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant money will be used to provide financial aid for graduate students in biology, chemistry, and physics. The grant will also provide funds for laboratory equipment and for research support.