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.

Florida International University in Miami received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to develop a new Leadership Fellows Program at the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communications. The program will pair up students with mentors who have work experience in the communications field.

Mount Holyoke College and Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts institutions for women in Massachusetts, will share a four-year grant from the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company that will fund the hiring of five visiting professors in the field of data science.

janet_turanThe University of Alabama Birmingham is leading a $2.7 million grant program funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop responsive interventions to help women with HIV adhere to antiretroviral therapy. The research is under the direction of Janet M. Turan, an associate professor in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Walker_AliceAlice Walker, an assistant professor of the history of art at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, received a fellowship grant from the American Council of Learned Societies for her research entitled “Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Medieval Byzantium.” Dr. Walker is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Portrait photos of Laura Tach, lmt88, Assistant Professor, PAMLaura Tach, an assistant professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, received a five-year, $350,000 award from the William T. Grant Foundation for research on how nontraditional family structures shape children’s well-being. Dr. Tach is the co-author of It’s Not Like I’m Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World (University of California Press, 2015). Dr. Tach is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.

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