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 Arizona‘s Southwest Institute for Research on Women received a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support working mothers and their children. The program will provide individualized residential substance abuse treatment, prevention, and support programs for working women who might not qualify for other state-funded programs.

African American women are 15 times as likely as White women to be newly infected by HIV. North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University are conducting research on ways to improve language and communication strategies used in HIV prevention efforts targeting African American women college students. The National Science Foundation is supporting the project with a two-year grant.

The principal investigator on the project is Fay Cobb Payton, an associate professor of information systems at North Carolina State University. Dr. Payton holds bachelor’s degrees from Georgia Tech and Clark Atlanta University. She earned an MBA at Clark Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in information and decision systems from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

The Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage received a $350,000 grant from the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The grant will provide funding for the continuance of the Alaska Victimization Survey which measures violence against women in the state.

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