Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Historically Black Delaware State University received a four-year, $720,000 grant from Exelon and Delmarva Power Company to establish the Renewable Energy Education Center on campus.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst received a five-year, $3,100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine racial disparities in health care among urban adolescents. The study will track health behavior among youth in four middle schools with diverse student bodies.

Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina received a three-year, $295,149 grant from the National Science Foundation for a study that will examine plant and parasite interaction in the context of environmental change and global warning. The university will partner with North Carolina State University and Kansas State University on the project.

The University of Illinois at Chicago received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will be used to support the graduate studies of two students of color in museum and exhibition studies.

Clemson University in South Carolina received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support its Cyberinfrastructure Empowerment for Diverse Research, Scholarship and Workforce Development program. Clemson will work to help four historically Black universities develop a cyberinfrastructure strategic plan. The four HBCUs participating in the project are Morgan State University, Jackson State University, Claflin University, and South Carolina State University.

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