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.

Elisa Camiscioli, an associate professor of history at Binghamton University in New York, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete her research and write her second book. She expects the book – Trafficking, Travel, and Illicit Migration in Early Twentieth-Century French and the Americas – to be published in 2022. Her research involves migratory prostitution, human trafficking, immigration to and from France, and sexual politics in modern France and its empire. Dr. Camiscioli graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and French literature from the University of Pennsylvania and received her doctorate in history from the University of Chicago.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded a $2,270,000 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study a potential next-generation treatment for late-stage breast cancer. The oral treatment has shown promise in trials with animals. Tiffany Seagroves, professor of pathology in and vice chancellor for Research Core Labs, is a co-principal investigator on the project. Dr. Seagroves is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in biology. She earned an MBA in food and drug marketing at San Diego State University and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Spelman College, a selective liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, received a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service for its Stayed on Freedom: Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement project. The grant was part of a $14 million program to fund 51 projects across 20 states and the District of Columbia that will preserve sites and history related to the African American struggle for equality.

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