New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Drexel University in Philadelphia received a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support its Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program. The goal of the program is to increase the number of women in senior faculty posts in science and engineering in universities across the United States. The grant will be used to develop an evaluation system to measure which components of the ELATE program are the most useful in achieving the program’s goals.

The Texas Woman’s University Foundation received a $100,000 grant from an anonymous donor to support the Women Airforce Service Pilots archival collection at the university. The WASPs were a group of women pilots who flew military transports during World War II. The Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman’s University is home to the group’s official archives. More information on the archives is available here.

The University of Arkansas has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop ways to improve psychological treatment of women who have been victims of sexual abuse and assault. The Intervention Sciences Laboratory in the department of psychology at the university will use the funds to conduct surveys and interviews of women who have been victimized.

Florida International University in Miami received a $349,130 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop a faster and more accurate method of processing DNA evidence in cases of rape.


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