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.

Virginia Commonwealth University received a grant of nearly $70,000 from the National Institutes of Health for a research project to develop a program to increase HIV testing among African American young adult women. The project is under the direction of Melanie Moore, a Ph.D. student in psychology at the university.

Wellesley College, the highly rated liberal arts institution for women in Massachusetts, received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund evidence-based teaching innovations in the classroom. One program receiving funding will allow students in an anthropology course to put on virtual reality headsets and “handle” 3-D scans of human bones and fossils.

St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, received a $299,570 grant from U.S. Department of Justice for programs aimed at reducing sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking on campus.

Boston College and Ohio State University are sharing a $3.3 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a prenatal care intervention program for pregnant women from racial and ethnic minority groups who are experiencing emotional distress.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Center received a $3 million grant from the Eden Hall Foundation to establish the Comprehensive Ovarian Biology Research Center. The university will match the $3 million grant.

Simmons College, a women’s college in Boston, received a $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for programs to prepare social workers for careers serving vulnerable populations in inner cities and rural areas that are underserved. The grant will allow Simmons to provide support to 116 master of social work students over the next four years.


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