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 Washington received a $100,000 grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology for its efforts to increase the number of women earning degrees in computer science. The grant is funded by Google Inc. About 30 percent of computer science graduates at the university are women.

MazureYale University in New Haven, Connecticut, received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research on cigarette smoking cessation among women. The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health grant allowed the university to hire two junior faculty research positions under the direction of principal investigator Carolyn M. Mazure, the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale Medical School. Dr. Mazure, who is also director of women’s health research at Yale, holds a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

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