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Grants and Gifts

Armstrong Atlantic State University (Ga.) has been awarded $483,760 by the
National Science Foundation for scholarships to support students in computer science, information technology, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics fields.

The Association of American Indian Physicians and its partners in the Healthier Indian Country Initiative have received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to encourage healthy living across the 10 HHS regions.

Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Cancer Research (Ga.) has received a grant of $6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health for prostate cancer research. The grant will support research, training and community outreach activities at CAU with regard to prostate cancer research in the African-American community.

Indiana University, Bloomington researchers have received a $1 million grant from the Patty Brisben Foundation for the new Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Sexual health experts will work to advance sexual health training, education and research with this grant.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has granted the American Indian College Fund $500,000 to establish the Mellon Faculty Research Program for faculty at tribal colleges. The three-year research program will allow selected faculty to complete research sabbaticals.

North Carolina A&T State University has received a $200,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop course modules and elective courses on nuclear energy and nuclear engineering. The objective of the project is to increase awareness of nuclear power and related security and safety issues.

Southern University and A&M College (La.) has received a $28,000 gift from the Exxon Mobil Corp. While $10,000 of the funds have been earmarked for the College of Engineering, the rest of the funds are unrestricted and will be used for various educational purposes including field trips, equipment purchases, scholarships and more.

Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development has received a three-year, $1 million grant to collaborate with faculty at Prairie View A&M University to identify and evaluate the factors that contribute to the success of academically gifted African-American students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are enrolled at historically Black colleges and universities.

The University of Oklahoma has received a $6.6 million grant to establish the Oklahoma Center for American Indian Diabetes Health Disparities from the National Institutes of Health. With the five-year grant, practitioners will focus on the impact of diabetes on maternal health, infant mortality and obesity.

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