Tuskegee University Among Group of 11 American Educational Institutions Receiving Grants for Development Projects in Africa

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Higher Education for Development, a Washington-based consortium of educational associations, have issued grants of up to $1.1 million to 11 U.S. universities for projects involving development in Africa. Each American university will work with a partner university in Africa.

The American universities include Brown, Colorado State, Indiana, Michigan State, North Dakota State, Ohio State, Syracuse, Tuskegee, the University of Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, and the University of Connecticut.

Tuskegee University in Alabama is the only historically black university taking part in the project. It will work with the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Burkina Faso to develop faculty and curriculum for environmental science and technology that will be used to improve access to clean water. Tuskegee will work with universities in Ghana and Nigeria on the project.