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 Montana recently was awarded a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve the maternal mortality rate across Montana, especially among rural Native American populations. The program will specifically target severe maternal morbidity in delivery rooms and aims to improve clinicians’ ability to recognize serious complications early and respond rapidly with appropriate interventions to prevent further complications and death. The grant program is under the direction of Annie Glover, a senior research scientist at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the university.

Ursuline College, a women-centered educational institution in Pepper Pike, Ohio, received a $173,680 grant from the National Institute of the Humanities to host a Summer Institute for higher education faculty. In June 2023 the college will host a seminar, entitled “Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Rust Belt: Co-creating Regional Humanities Ecosystems,” which will bring 25 national scholars to campus to discover the best teaching practices for sharing the story of the Rust Belt.

Hollins University, a women’s educational institution in Roanoke, Virginia, has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop culturally tailored and sensitive training and support around domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. The award will fund the Hollins University Safe Haven project, which will be led by Nakeshia Williams, the vice president for student success, well-being, and belonging at the university.

Sweet Briar College, a women’s educational institution in Virginia, has received a $5 million donation from an anonymous alumna that will be earmarked for renovations to the Guion Science Center on campus. The building will receive technology upgrades in labs, classrooms, and faculty offices. Classrooms will have more multimedia immersive capacities. The ventilation system will also be updated, including additional fume hoods, a new in-house vacuum system, and a new compressed air system.

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