New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

86x100xmoney_bag_clip_art_23184.jpg.pagespeed.ic.2KWbHKlwSVHere is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to increase the number of women teaching and studying in STEM fields.

The Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University received a $10 million grant from the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Foundation to fund a new center for breast cancer research and treatment. The Glenn Family Breast Center will use the money to conduct research, clinical trials, and support the Glenn Scholars program which awards pilot grants to research scientists engaged in high impact breast cancer research.

Vanderbilt University received a $300,000 grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to expand religious training on issues concerning gender and sexuality. The Carpenter Program in Religion Gender and Sexuality at the Yale Divinity School will develop training programs in the areas of marriage, divorce, gender, and sexual identity.

ellen-armorThe program is under the direction of Ellen Armour, who holds the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology. She is the author of Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem Of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999). Dr. Amour is a graduate of Stetson University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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