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.

Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for breast cancer research. The project will evaluate the effect of heat shock protein in the progression of breast cancer. The project is under the direction of Deepa Bedi, an associate professor in the department of biomedical sciences at Tuskegee University.

Salem College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received a grant from the Truth Initiative to help convert the college to a 100 percent smoke-free and vape-free campus. Salem College will form a campus task force that will assess smoking, vaping, and tobacco use behaviors and attitudes; identify a treatment plan for current smokers and vapers; and develop a smoke, vape, and tobacco-free policy.

Alcorn State University in Mississippi received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help fund a Women’s Business Center on Campus. The center’s mission is to empower women to become entrepreneurs through the education, training, and resources that the center provides. The center will offer one-on-one counseling, training, networking, workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs on numerous business development topics, including business startup, financial management, and procurement.

Niagara University in New York has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to strengthen its ongoing efforts to educate about and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. Through the grant, a full-time project director will be hired to oversee training and educational campaigns for the campus community.

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