Alabama State University, the historically black educational institution in Montgomery, received a $4.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation.  The grant will be used to establish a nanobiotechnology research center at the university.

• The Cambridge Group is awarding $30,000 grants to four historically black colleges and universities. The grants, which will be in the form of consulting fees, will enable the black colleges to take advantage of the consultants’ expertise in organization structure, technology planning, and operational processes.

The four HBCUs that will receive the grants are:
  • Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas
  • Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro
  • Southern University in Shreveport, Louisiana