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 Florida A&M University in Tallahassee received a four-year, $1,351,400 grant from the National Cancer Institute for research to find a more effective treatment for lung cancer. The research will be under the direction of Nazarius Saah Lamango, professor of medicinal chemistry at the university’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Lamango holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, received grants totaling $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grants will support nine different research projects within the university’s College of Agriculture and Related Sciences. Among the projects are research on biofuels production, food security, and sweet potato production.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama is the lead institution for a $2,593,384 grant from the National Science Foundation to recruit more students from underrepresented minority groups into doctoral programs in STEM disciplines. Alabama State University and Auburn University will participate in the grant program.

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