Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, received a $200,000 grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a study of a wellness counseling approach to combat obesity in African American women between the ages of 30 and 65. The study will offer a 16-week intervention program that includes free health screenings, free exercise classes, wellness coaching, and a stipend for completing all programs.

The University of Delaware received a $791,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a study to determine how stereotype threat affects women and whether this phenomenon contributes to the small percentages of women in STEM fields.

karen_guttentag_webMiddlebury College in Vermont received a $272,528 grant from the Department of Justice to aid the college’s efforts to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence on campus. Karen Guttentag, associate dean for judicial affairs and student life at the college and the project director for the grant, stated, “This financial support will enhance our capability to fundamentally change campus culture regarding sexual violence.”

Scripps College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Claremont, California, received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library services to restore and preserve six Chinese paintings from the 16th and 19th centuries.

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