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.

Emory University‘s School of Nursing in Atlanta received a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for a project entitled “A Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress Symptoms among Black Gender Minority Women Experiencing Chronic Stigma.” The grant provides funding for three years to develop and examine the feasibility of an intervention to improve psychological distress symptom management related to chronic stigma exposure in a community-based setting. The grant is under the direction of Athena D.F. Sherman, an assistant professor at the nursing school. Dr. Sherman is a graduate of San Jose State University in California and holds a Ph.D. in nursing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor to establish the Center for Triple Negative Breast Cancer in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the university. The gift was made in gratitude for the care a family member received while being treated for cancer at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The gift is the largest ever received by the Cancer Center.

Spelman College, an educational institution for women in Atlanta, has announced a $10 million grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to support an on-campus creative hub for young entrepreneurs and innovators. The funding will establish the Arthur M. Blank Innovation Lab. The space will a campus-wide resource for entrepreneurial ideation, unconventional research, experimental pedagogy, and exploratory play.


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