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 Mississippi University for Women has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation which will support the university in joining the Tennessee Valley Tri-State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. The alliance aims to expand the number of historically underrepresented minority students in STEM fields. This summer, students participating in the alliance will attend a Summer Bridge program at the University of North Alabama, where they will develop STEM skills and prepare for college.

West Chester University  in Pennsylvania has received a $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish the Women’s and Gender Studies Collection. The free-to-access collection will be an educational resource regarding information on race, gender, and sexuality for students, faculty, and the public. The project is West Chester University’s first-ever Mellon Foundation grant.

The University of Idaho has been issued a $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a biomedical research center for women’s health and nutrition. The grant will also provide funds for two new administrative roles and four faculty positions.

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