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 received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Justice Department to continue and expand the efforts of I CARE. The grant will provide funding to support I CARE and the community coordinated response team that work to prevent sexual assault and interpersonal violence. The funds will allow the university to broaden interpersonal violence prevention services by mobilizing across the student body, campus, and surrounding community with a focus on students who identify with marginalized populations. The I CARE program will be under the direction of Shalea Schloss.

Spelman College, a highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta, received a $12 million gift from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation to support the creation of the Center for Innovation & the Arts on campus. The center will be a state-of-the-art academic facility designed to bring creative disciplines, technology, and innovation into close collaboration. It will be designed to become a catalyst for interdisciplinary interaction by clustering together numerous arts departments, now scattered across the campus, to create a vibrant community of innovators, collaborators, artists, musicians, and scientists.

Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, received a $443,330 grant from the National Cancer Institute for research on breast cancer. The study will on work to identify proteins in breast milk that predict cancer. The Breast Milk Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Bioinformatics Lab at the New York University School of Medicine will participate in the research.

St. Catherine University, a women-oriented educational institution in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced that its Collaborative for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence Center was awarded two grants from the Department of Education. Each grant will provide $2.1 million over 5 years to prepare a diverse workforce of interpreters who can serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind individuals in employment settings and increase the number of working interpreters who are trained and qualified to interpret in healthcare settings.

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