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.

Clemson University in South Carolina received a $746,250 grant under the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance for Areas of National Need program. The grant will provide scholarships for women and members of underrepresented groups who want to pursue doctorates in chemical engineering. Women account for less than a third of all doctoral degrees in chemical and biomolecular engineering.

Cornell University received a $294,843 grant from Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations that is funded by the governments of Canada and Norway. The grant will fund research into how to get more women involved in United Nations peacekeeping operations. The research will be under the direction of Sabrina Karim and assistant professor of government at Cornell University. Dr. Karim is the co-author of Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping: Women, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict States (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Dr. Karim holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford in England and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta.

Hope College in Holland, Michigan, received a $223,621 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for programs to increase the number of women pursuing degrees in computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. The grant will provide opportunities for undergraduate women to participate in research and summer internships.


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