Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Manchester University in Indiana received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice to supports its Creating a Respectful Environment (CARE) initiative. The program includes education programs on sexual assault awareness and prevention and efforts to promote cooperation between university officials, victim advocacy organizations, and local law enforcement.

trippThe University of Wisconsin-Madison received a two-year, $961,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for research on how women in Africa play a key role in peacekeeping efforts. The project is under the direction of Aili Tripp, a professor of political science and a professor of women’s and gender studies at the university. Professor Tripp joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1992. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.

Florida International University in Miami received a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for efforts to increase the number of women and members of underrepresented groups who pursue degrees in STEM fields. The initiative will include efforts to recruit, retain, and promote more women faculty in engineering and science disciplines, to train faculty and staff about biases that affect the advancement of women in academia, and the establishment of a seminar series on women in engineering and science.

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