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 South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine received a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice for a research project that will generate a better understanding of the needs of rural and Native American survivors of domestic violence in South Dakota. Interviews with domestic violence survivors at a safehouse in South Dakota will commence this coming summer. The project is under the direction of Bridget Diamond-Welch, a research scientist at the School of Medicine and an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of South Dakota

Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, received a five-year, $999,823 grant from the National Science Foundation to support its curriculum development initiative targeted towards increasing the recruitment of women and students of color into STEM-related programs.

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $243,276 grant to Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. This three-year grant will support 48 female undergraduate research scholars majoring in engineering through faculty-mentored research, along with related programs and activities.

Texas Woman’s University was awarded $150,000 from the American Council on Education for a project that aims to establish a shared platform allowing students to store and share their educational records with colleges and employers. The digital transcript could include certified and verified skills and competencies earned. The record will be accessible to employers, postsecondary institutions, and scholarship programs.

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has received a donation from alumna Ann M. Drake to establish Tech the Drake Scholar Network, an intergenerational network of women students, faculty, and alumnae. Over five years, the gift will fund a network that reaches more than 5,000 women, a bi-annual women’s summit, the recruitment of five to seven new faculty and two full-time staff, and 30 to 35 student scholarships.

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