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.

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, received a three-year, $399,374 grant from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to fund a trial of an interdisciplinary team-based maternity care model and to gauge its effectiveness through input from patients and healthcare providers. The project is under the direction of Julia Phillippi, a certified nurse-midwife and an assistant professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2006.

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, received a $216,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund up to 24 stipends for undergraduate women to conduct summer research projects in STEM fields. The university will provide rent-free housing for the women participating in the program.

Montana State University received a $94,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for programs to increase the number of women pursuing advanced degrees in agricultural sciences. Government figures show that women make up only one percent of the nation’s agricultural scientists.

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, received a $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice. The university will use the funds for prevention and education programs for all students at the university.

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