Grants and Donations

• Jackson State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, received a $1 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security for a research project that will investigate techniques for strengthening levees.

• Duke University received a three-year, $404,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. The institute is a five-week summer program for minority college students who have just completed their junior year. The program is designed to encourage and prepare them to pursue graduate studies in political science.

• The University of Texas at Arlington is endowing a professorship in biology with funds provided by Dr. Maxwell C. Scarlett and his wife. Dr. Scarlett is president and CEO of Lekar Emergency Medical Associates in Killeen, Texas. He was the first African-American graduate of the university.

• The City College of New York in collaboration with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center received a $15.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for the Partnership for Cancer Research, Training, and Community Outreach project. The program aims to educate residents of the Harlem community about cancer screenings and choosing healthy lifestyles.