National Institute on Aging

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

money-bag-2Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Historically Black Tuskegee University received a five-year, $700,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support a summer internship program for students studying plant pathology. The money will allow undergraduate students at Tuskegee to participate in an eight-week summer program at Iowa State University.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute to increase the number of Black and other minority students in U.S. dental schools. Officials at nine participating dental schools will receive training on recruiting and retaining minority students.

New York University received a grant from Banco Santander for the Ghana Wins Project, an initiative to promote leadership skills in Ghanaian women. The NYU part of the project involves the training, support, and professional development of nursing leaders in Ghana.

Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, received a grant from the Verizon Foundation for a program to make students and the general public more aware of ways to conserve energy and improve the environment.


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  1. Dr. Michael W. Casey says:

    Re: Post Doctoral Research Institute
    Lets review a few relevant facts:
    1) Most but not all holders of doctoral degrees start their journey at a HBCU.
    2) Most but not all obtain their doctorate degress from a non HBCU.
    3) Most but not all terminate or limit contact with their research advisory committees after graduation.
    4) Many but not all have alliances and active alumni/ae relations with the HBCU where they earned their undergraduate degree.
    Based on the assertions that are valid on the surface, it is valid to project that there is a need for a virtual Post Doctoral Institute to facilitate scholarly research and publishing among Blacks in Higher Education.
    Best Wishes,
    Dr. Michael W. Casey

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