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.

Wellesley College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Massachusetts, received a five-year, $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for programs to educate faculty about stereotype threat and unconscious bias and to develop culturally competent pedagogy to inform intensive course and curriculum design in an effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who study in STEM fields.

Clemson University in South Carolina received a $85,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support two summer programs that aim to increase gender diversity in the pipeline that goes from academia to the workforce. The PEER/WISE program seeks to increase the number of women and students from underrepresented groups who pursue degrees in STEM fields at Clemson. First-year students who participate in the three-week summer program will earn two hours of college credits by participating in STEM learning and research. Project WISE is a summer program at Clemson that introduces middle school girls to STEM subjects. Sixty girls enrolled in the program this summer.

The UPS Foundation has announced the awarding of grants to 44 organizations around the world to promote social and gender equality. The grants will total $10 million. Many of the grants will fund programs aimed at increasing educational and economic opportunities for women.

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