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.

A team of researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, Rollins College in Florida, and the University of Missouri Kansas City have received a $6 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Over the next five years, the funds will be used to research post-traumatic stress disorder screening methods for pregnant Black women.

Texas Woman’s University has received a $2 million gift from philanthropist Mike A. Myers to expand research, operations, and patient services for the university’s stroke center. The center, which will be renamed as the Mike A. Myers Stroke Center, aims to provide specialized treatment for patients who experience a stroke or head injury, as well as provide training to Texas Woman’s University graduate students

The Department of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. The funds will be used to support the department’s Distinguished Lecture Series in Race, Gender, and Ethnic Studies. Additionally, the grant will fund new networking and learning opportunities for scholars in the disciplines of Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies.

The department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Michigan State University has received a $1 million gift from Ward and Mari Walstrom to expand the department’s education and research endeavors. The funds will establish the Walstron Family Endowed Women’s Health Research Fund, which will create an early-career training program for scientists in the women’s healthcare field.

Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), an organization dedicated to creating and sustaining a network of women and gender-diverse leaders in higher education, has recently received two grants to support the organization’s development. The Mellon Foundation awarded HERS a $864,000 grant to develop and support academic and administrative leaders from humanities disciplines. The Henry Luce Foundation awarded a $300,000 grant to HERS to establish a STEM Leader Community program.

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