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 California, Los Angeles received a $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the university’s chapter of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network. The network will continue to develop innovative strategies to end HIV among women and children. “I am honored to contribute to IMPAACT’s efforts to provide pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents with state-of-the-art HIV therapies,” said Grace Aldrovandi, chief of infectious diseases at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

The University of Montana received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The funds will be used to create and support online micro-courses and accelerator programs for rural, Indigenous, and urban Montana women interested in or already in business. The programming will address the pandemic’s economic impacts on small businesses and startups, and the courses – while designed specifically for women and their needs – will be accessible and open to all.

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, received a grant from Bank of America to expand the reach of the university’s Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship. The original goal of providing free online education to 5,000 entrepreneurs quickly increased to 20,000. The new grant will expand the program to 50,000 participants. Students take a series of two-week online courses designed by Cornell faculty to help women develop and grow businesses, access resources, and join a network of fellow entrepreneurs.

Salem College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received a $400,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation that will be used to help finance a faster Wi-Fi network that covers more of the campus, replacing old computer network equipment and aging cables that connect Salem’s buildings and upgrading technology in classrooms, auditoriums and other spaces at the school.

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