Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans
Filed in Grants and Gifts on June 3, 2015
Here 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.
Prairie View A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Texas, received a $98,000 grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation to enhance STEM degree programs at the university.
Historically Black Delaware State University received a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Nuclear Security Association. The funds will support the work of the university’s Optical Science Center for Applied Research.
Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant will fund a study of how social and environmental variables impact the higher rates of infection of HIV and hepatitis C among young African American adults. Serving as co-principal investigators are Grace Loudd, a visiting professor of social work and Needha Boutte-Queen, chair of the department of social work at Texas Southern University.
Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for research on making new products for industrial use from natural waste such as eggshells.