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.

Ursuline College, an educational institution for women in Pepper Pike, Ohio, received a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a program to integrate medication-assisted treatment into the graduate nursing curriculum so future advanced practice registered nurses will be prepared to prescribe medication-assisted treatment in response to the current opioid epidemic. The three-year grant program will be under the direction of associate professor Marybeth Zeni.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is administrating a three-year National Science Foundation grant for programs to increase the number of women in STEM disciplines. The key goal of Alabama ADVANCE Partnership for Achieving Gender Equity in STEM is to implement institutional changes in those practices and policies that inhibit gender equity and inclusion in STEM at partner institutions. Further, the project aims to increase the representation and visibility of women, racial, ethnic minorities and other social identities in STEM departments by improving recruitment, retention and promotion practices and policies. Partner institutions in grant project are Alabama A&M University, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

American University in Washington, D.C. received a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct an analysis of university-wide structures, policies, and procedures at the university affecting gender and racial equity in hiring faculty in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Women make up about 40 percent of STEM faculty at the university.




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