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 University of Iowa received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will fund a program of bystander education to encourage people to intervene in situations that may lead to sexual assault. The grant will also fund training programs for campus staff and law enforcement officers.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to study dietary interventions to suppress ovarian cancer. The study will examine whether flaxseed can help treat ovarian cancer.

The Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) program at Pomona College in Claremont, California, received a $290,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund a 25-day summer conference for women mathematicians who are beginning Ph.D. programs.

Ohio University in Athens received $1.4 million in state and federal grants to purchase a transmission electron microscope that will be used by students in the departments of chemical and biomolecular engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, physics and astronomy, and chemistry and biochemistry.

The electron microscope program is under the direction of Gerardine G. Botte, the Russ Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Professor Botte is a graduate of the Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina.


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