Grants & Awards

Rice University has received a $1.475 million matching grant to fund three postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and associated social sciences. The positions will be located in the university’s Center for the Study of Cultures.

Virginia Union University has received a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment/United Negro College Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program. The award supports student scholarships, endowment, and faculty development. The university has received 75 percent of the award and will receive the remaining 25 percent when it raises an equal amount in matching funds from private sources.

Voorhees College has received $950,000 from the Lilly Endowment-United Negro College Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program. The award supports construction of the college’s campus and community-based conference center that will also serve as a student/faculty dining hall. Voorhees also has received 75 percent and will receive 25 percent when it raises an equal amount in matching funds from private sources.

Rutgers University-Newark has received $280,000 from the Lucent Technologies Foundation to operate a summer institute for Malcolm X Shabazz High School students enrolled in Lucent’s Project GRAD program. The program is designed to expose 130 Shabazz students to the academic demands of college, the university environment, and ways to sharpen academic skills.

Edward Waters College has received $242,688 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to establish an institutional advancement office.

Bethune-Cookman College also has received $200,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to make the college’s computer systems Y2K compliant.

Indiana University’s School of Business has received $150,000 from Procter and Gamble’s Fund for 1999 curriculum development grants competition awarded to Dr. Daniel C. Smith for his project, “Problem-Focused Learning as a Vehicle for Helping Students Effectively Handle Complex Business Problems.”

Tennessee State University has received $50,000 from Nigerian Ambassador Hassan Adamu to establish a distinguished professorship of business in the College of Business and to develop a relationship with the University of Yola in Nigeria. It will be named in honor of the ambassador.



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