Grants and Gifts

Tennessee State University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a graduate-level research facility for its College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science.

Cornell University received a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities for underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families. White students will be eligible for the fellowship program if their research is related to underrepresented minorities.