Grants and Gifts

• Bucknell University, Dickinson College, and Lafayette College, are sharing a $300,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation. The grant will fund a cooperative effort between the schools to enhance diversity and diversity education.

• Fayetteville State University in North Carolina received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund its RISE program. The effort aims to increase the number of underrepresented students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The city of Atlanta received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop a plan to revitalize the neighborhood surrounding the Atlanta University Center, home to five historically black colleges and universities.

The University of California at San Francisco received a $238,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation for a research study to explore the underlying factors for the higher rate of cesarean delivery among African-American women in California.

Historically black Jackson State University in Mississippi received a three-year, $517,062 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to build a simulator to test unmanned aircraft. The simulator will allow tests of the autopilot system of micro aerial vehicles (MAVs).

Historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore received a $28.5 million grant from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to study atmospheric chemistry and climate change. The grant is the largest in the university’s history.