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.

Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, STEM Leadership, Equity, and Advancement of Faculty (STEM LEAF), is designed to affect positive institutional change around reduction of implicit or unintentional bias associated with gender. Funds will be used to support the professional development of academic leaders and STEM women faculty in the development of inclusive leadership skills and to support STEM women faculty through training in self-advocacy, negotiation strategies and other topic areas. The grant will also fund oral history interviews with Clarkson STEM women faculty.

Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville received an $803,000 grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for programs to train nurses who are experienced with dealing with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The grant funding covers the cost of classroom and clinical training, professional organization membership, certification and continued education for nurses. Nurses participate in online training and clinical skills training related to medical-forensic history, medical-forensic exam, evidence collection, documentation, and professional court testimony. The program is under the direction of Josie Doss, an associate professor of nursing at Georgia College.

The James J. Hill Center has made a $1 million gift honoring the memory of the nonprofit’s first Board Trustee and philanthropic leader, Mary T. Hill to St. Catherine UnIversity, an educational institution for women in St. Paul, Minnesota. The donation will be used to support a new director position in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences that will lead the data analysis program at the university.




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