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.

The University of Arizona received a $1 million grant from the Lapan Charitable Trust that will be used to upgrade the women’s softball facilities on campus.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a home-based intervention program to combat HIV transmission from mothers to infants in eastern and southern Africa. The project will be led by Janet Turan, an associate professor in the School of Public Health at the university. Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the University of California, San Francisco, will also be involved in the study. Dr. Turan is also the co-principal investigator on a five-year, $1,721,830 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development that is focused on eliminating pediatric HIV infections and simplifying antiretroviral therapy for women in rural Kenya.

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University received a $450,000 grant from the Sam’s Club Giving Program to support the university’s Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program. The grant will fund the establishment of V-WISE chapters in all regions of the country and the inaugural V-WISE Graduate Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in November.

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