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 Cleveland Clinic Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the interactive effects of gender and sex on biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers will examine how gender-linked stress exposure and estrogen may interact to impact things like memory, as well as the impact on inflammation in the body and brain activation and connectivity in women that are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The research is under the direction of Jessica Caldwell, director of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center.

The School of Engineering and Technology at Miami Dade College in Florida will receive a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for nearly $600,000 for the launch of Women RISE (Reinvigorating Industry Support & Empowerment) program. Women RISE offers students the opportunity to personally connect with top female IT industry leaders through its Alliance for Women in Tech mentorship and professional network. Students will also receive a success coach and internship coordinator to provide personal support throughout the program and into the internship and employment process;

The University of Houston received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health to fund a program to aid Black mothers who have been victims of domestic violence and their children. The university’s Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers (MISC) uses video feedback to build trust and communication within families. MISC offers the steps to achieve this by breaking down daily interactions and enhancing the aspects in the interaction that strengthens a connection between mother and child.

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship Women’s Business Center at Chatham University in Pittsburgh received a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The grant will fund projects that aim to improve service delivery, training, and support provided to women-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19. Recipients of these grants are required to provide counseling, technical and financial skill development, comprehensive business assessments, and mentoring services to women interested in starting or growing a small business.

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