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Grants & Awards

by Diverse Staff

Clark Atlanta University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the
David and Lucille Packard Foundation to support the establishment of a
Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Institute.

The City University of New York Graduate School’s Center for the
Study of Philanthropy has been awarded a $12,000 Nonprofit Management
and Leadership Opportunity Program grant. The funding is to be used by
the Center in support of tuition costs, spread over three years, for a
qualified minority student doing research at the graduate school on the
nonprofit sector. The program is supported by the Kellogg Foundation.

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York has received a
major donation of computer systems from Lectral Systems Inc., the
world’s leading supplier of CAD/CAM systems to the sewn products
industry. The value of the donation to FIT is $7.25 million.

North Carolina Central University has been awarded a $2 million
grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to
establish an alcohol research center. The Center’s mission is to
strengthen the alcohol research capacity at minority-serving
institutions by developing collaborations with experienced researchers
at research institutions.

Tuskegee University has been awarded $3.9 million from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services to allow the historically Black
institution to begin the initial phase of construction for the Center
for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. The university also has been
awarded a five-year, $2.$ million grant from the National

Aeronautics and Space Administration to fund its Partnership Award
for the Integration of Research into undergraduate math, science,
engineering, and technology programs.

Winston-Salem State University’s biomedical research unit, Project
Strengthen, has received a grant of $689,660 from the National
Institutes of Health to enhance the university’s biomedical research
infrastructure.

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IS AWARDING EIGHT UNIVERSITIES
NEARLY $2.5 MILLION EACH TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF
AFRICAN AMERICAN, HISPANIC, AND NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS RECEIVING
DOCTORAL DEGREES IN THE SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS, AND ENGINEERING. THE
INSTITUTIONS LISTED BELOW REPRESENT THE FIRST GROUP TO PARTICIPATE IN
FIVE-YEAR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH NSF AND ITS NEWLY ESTABLISHED
MINORITY GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM. EACH INSTITUTION WILL RECEIVE
AWARDS UP TO $500,000 PER YEAR DEPENDING ON NUMBERS OF STUDENTS SERVED
AND FACTORS RELATED TO PROJECT DESIGN. RECIPIENTS WERE AS FOLLOWS:

* Georgia Institute of Technology

* Howard University

* Rice University

* University of Alabama-Birmingham

* University of Florida

* University of Michigan

* University of Missouri-Columbia

* University of Puerto Rico

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