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.

Georgia State University received a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study on how to reduce or eliminate environmental health disparities related to heat and radon exposure in metropolitan Atlanta.

Historically Black Alabama A&M University received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for research on the detection and identification of explosive materials. The funds will be used to purchase equipment to further continuing research and to provide funds to involve undergraduate students in research.

Five historically Black colleges and universities will each receive $50,000 in grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the HBCU Preservation Project. The five participating institutions are the Atlanta University Center, Fisk University, Hampton University, Johnson C. Smith University, and Tuskegee University. The funds will be used for preservation projects involving photographic or magnetic media collections.

Alabama State University, the historically Black educational institution in Montgomery, received a $480,540 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund the purchase of a system to enable researchers to examine and analyze how people walk with prosthetic and orthotic devices. The Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) system will be installed in the university’s Biomechanics and Motor Control Laboratory in the College of Health Sciences.

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