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.

Wayne State University has been awarded a campus sexual assault prevention grant from the Michigan State Police to fund a program that will work with midtown and downtown Detroit bars and restaurants to teach, promote, raise awareness, and empower bystander intervention by adhering to the motto, “See something, say something.” The grant, which aims to develop new innovative programs to reduce and/or eliminate sexual assault on college campuses, totals $1 million and will be allocated to 22 institutions across the state of Michigan.

The University at Buffalo has received a $649,000 grant to develop sexual assault prevention programs that focus on getting people to talk to their friends about the issue. The program will give student participants techniques and information that will help them discuss potential assaults and encourage their friends to seek proper help when they experience sexual misconduct.

The Women’s Resource Center at the University of New Mexico has received a $300,000 grant through the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Justice Department. The initiative is issued under the  “Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program.” A goal of the Women’s Resource Center is to increase the University of New Mexico community’s capacity to provide holistic, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive victim advocacy and support on campus. The grant funds will support survivors in understanding and navigating health services, enhance legal support, and create and conduct essential victim support service trainings for campus police, investigators, health practitioners, sanctioning and conduct staff, advocates, and other first responders on campus.

Professor Nancy Glass from the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University has received two grants which will support the development of nationally accessible, culturally diverse, and age-appropriate resources to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. A $1.2 million grant from the Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime will address the critical need across the country for a comprehensive database of resources for victims. A $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allow Professor Glass to use her myPlan App to measure risk for severe and lethal violence for 600 adolescent girls and integrate the app into established education programs and policies.

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