Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans
Filed in Grants and Gifts on January 6, 2016
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.
Iowa State University received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce professional development materials for faculty at three African universities to teach plant breeding to master’s degree students.
Historically Black Tuskegee University received a donation of $600,000 from an alumni family that will be used to convert two historic buildings into living/learning facilities for Tuskegee students. The Emery buildings, located in the university’s historic district, were built between 1903 and 1905. Each building will have 30, one-bed suites.
North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, received a $188,798 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct research on sensors that can recognize chemical and biological agents during warfare.
The Lincoln University, a historically Black educational institution in Pennsylvania, received a donation from Philadelphia police captain Jacqueline Bailey-Pittman to establish an endowed scholarship fund for students from Philadelphia who are majoring in criminal justice.
The University of Maryland received a $225,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for projects to produce print and digital materials that help frame and contextualize narratives of race in the city of Baltimore.