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.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice for programs to combat dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus. Alicia Johnson, director of the Women’s Center on campus is a co-leader of the grant project. She stated that “the work that will be done through the grant will not just impact women, as sexual and interpersonal violence impacts people of all genders. By providing training on trauma-informed approaches, we will work collaboratively across campus to create a safer and more supportive environment for everyone.”

Iowa State University received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a three-year study that will look at the experiences of Ph.D. mathematics students who come from underrepresented communities, such as people of color and women. The study is under the direction of Michael Young, an associate professor of mathematics at the university. Dr. Young said he plans to formalize the study’s results and create a “best- practices manual” that will outline strategies for building and maintaining student populations from diverse backgrounds in math programs.

Texas Woman’s University is accepting submissions for its Women’s Enterprise Training and Microgrant Program. The grants are intended to encourage women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects. Grant funding may be used for the purchase of machinery, equipment or technology; acquisition of new inventory or raw materials; purchase and installation of fixtures or display units; property improvements; marketing; or other business-related activity that is aligned with the purpose of the program.

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