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 Michigan has received a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to launch the Michigan Maternity Care Traineeship Program with Birth Detroit, a Black-led nonprofit community birthing center. The grant will provide scholarships to students in the university’s nurse-midwifery program, aiming to better address the disparities facing maternity care that exist in minority communities.

A team of researchers from Georgia State University and the Oregon Research Institute have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health in support of their online program and mobile app, Mom-Net. The program was designed with staff from Early Head Start programs across the United States and aims to decrease depression among mothers and children and increase positive parenting practices.

The women, gender, and sexuality studies program at the University of Connecticut has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The new funds will support expanding the program’s course offerings, establishing a master’s degree, and creating partnerships with other institutions.

Texas A&M University has received a five-year, $2.28 million grant from the United States Health and Human Services Department to address maternal health disparities in southeast Texas. The program will involve sending nurses, social workers, and community health workers into underserved mothers’ homes during pregnancy and their first year postpartum to mitigate the health risks to the mother and their families.

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