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 California, San Francisco has received more than $6 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to promote women’s health programs in Kenya and India. The project, entitled Strengthening People-centered Accessibility, Respect, and Quality (SPARQ), will seek to establish programs for women’s health that encourage women to use modern health care facilities.

Barnard College, the highly rated educational institution for women in New York City received a $194,440 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for programs to increase the number of women who pursue degree programs in STEM disciplines. The grant will support summer internships for four women as Clare Booth Luce Research Scholars.

Ada-Caldwell-selfSouth Dakota State University received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to preserve the artwork of Ada B. Caldwell, who led the art department at the university from 1899 to 1936. Many of the works have not been displayed since 1940 because of their poor condition.

Colorado State UniversityColorado State University received a $150,000 grant from the Monfort Family Foundation to acquire new imaging technology that will be used to examine brain functions of people with anorexia or who are obese. The research is under the direction of Shane T. Hentges, an associate professor of biomedical sciences at the university. Dr. Hentges holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Washington State University.

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