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.

Drexel University in Philadelphia received a $199,700 grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, to digitize a portion of its archives of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. The archives include documents, correspondence, oral histories, photographs, and diaries related to the college which was founded in 1850.

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, is receiving a $4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to honor Anne McNiff Tatlock. The grant is being made to honor Tatlock who is stepping down as chair of the foundation’s board of trustees. Tatlock is a 1961 graduate of Vassar, which at that time only enrolled women. She is the former CEO of Fiduciary Trust International and served on the Vassar board of trustees for 12 years. Two endowed funds will be established with the grant funds, one for faculty support and one to enhance multidisciplinary studies.

Georgetown University received a $500,000 grant from Avon Walk for Breast Cancer to support its Lombardi Capital Breast Cancer Center. Since the center was established in 2004, it has provided screenings and other services to more than 8,000 women in southeast Washington, D.C.

Emory University received a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to assess occupational and environmental health risks for women farmworkers in four Florida counties. The program will seek to develop an education program to help women who work in commercial greenhouses protect themselves from harmful chemicals.

The research team is being led by Linda McCauley, dean of the School of Nursing at Emory University.

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