Grants and Gifts

The University of Southern California received a $200,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation of San Francisco to conduct a leadership institute on civic participation for African-American clergy.

The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, received a $5 million grant to develop training for science professionals in sub-Saharan Africa.

Historically black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee received a four-year, $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen academic programs in the food and agriculture sciences and to expand ties with universities in Europe by conducting student and faculty exchange programs.

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Lumina Foundation, USA Funds, and the Kresge Foundation to conduct research on how students succeed at historically black colleges and other minority-serving institutions.