• Elizabeth City State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, received a four-year, $1,625,700 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funds will be used to support wages for student research assistants in the department of chemistry, geology, and physics.

• Tufts University received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research on how to attract more women to the field of engineering. The research is under the direction of Christopher Swan, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts.

• Indiana University received a $400,000 grant from the Ernst & Young Foundation to create the Ernst & Young Foundations for Leadership Program. The goal of the program is to increase diversity in the student body.

• The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $210,000 grant from the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund for a program that employs recent college graduates as counselors in high schools that have large numbers of minority and low-income students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of minority and low-income students who go on to college.