New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

The Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University and the Morehouse School of Medicine, both in Atlanta, will share a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a counseling program for women with a high risk or breast or ovarian cancer. The program will advise women on whether they should undergo genetic screening to determine their cancer risk.

The Women’s Center at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia, received a gift of $419,000 from the estate of Alexsandria Manrov, a woman whose daughter taught biology at the college for many years before her death in 1997. The funds will be used to endow scholarships in STEM fields, to provide lactation rooms on campus for students and employees, and to develop a leadership program for women students.

The University of Montana received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to fund the university’s Women’s Empowerment Project. Under the program, 2o women from Montana will go to Southeast Asia to work at nonprofit and educational organizations. As part of the program, women from Southeast Asia will travel to Montana to work at governmental and nonprofit organizations. According to the university, “the goal of the exchange is to teach emerging leaders to engage in collaborative action to address women’s concerns that have global repercussions.”

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