New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology received a three-year, $1,871,373 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an academic leadership graduate certificate program aimed at increased the number of women of color in STEM fields at the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities.

Utah Valley University in Orem received a $1 million gift from Barbara Barrington Jones to expand the Wee Care Center on campus so that more women students may have access to affordable child care so that they can continue to pursue higher education. Barrington Jones is a an author, motivational speaker and CEO of the family foundation that bears her name. She stated, “I know what it’s like to be a single mother and the fear and pain of thinking, ‘What do I do next?’ At that point, I dedicated my life to helping women.”

Michigan State University received a $45,438 grant from the Mid-Michigan affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for Cure for a program to provide diagnostic and surgical services to underserved and underinsured women in the region. The grant is expected to provide funding for 50 new patients over the next year.

Yale University’s Women’s Health Research is funding four pilot projects in areas of concern to women. The grants include funding for a smoking cessation effort, programs to improve breast and ovarian cancer treatments, a study of using ultrasound to find breast cancer, and a study of gender differences in the aging process.


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