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.

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, received a $200,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to support the Muslim Women Voices Project at the university’s Center for the Arts.

Texas Tech University in Lubbock received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for a study to determine how breast cancer may metastasize to the brain.

radhakrishnanLaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York system received a grant from the Elsevier Foundation to develop a program to encourage women to pursue careers in STEM fields. The grant will fund a program that includes workshops, research internships, scholarships, and childcare. The principal investigator for the grant is Preethi Radhakrishnan, an assistant professor of biology at the college.

segerstromThe University of Kentucky received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to fund a study on how physical activity impacts a sense of well-being among older women. The study, entitled “Daily Activity and Health in the Lives of Adult Women,” is being led by Suzanne Segerstrom, a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky.

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