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Grants & Awards

The Ford Foundation has awarded a $461,700 grant to Brandeis University (Mass.) to support a partnership between the university and Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. The foundation has also provided $250,000 to the Center for Arab Women for Training and Research to evaluate gender-focused programs in the Middle East and North Africa.

Burlington County College (N.J.) has received a $60,000 grant from the Commission on Science and Technology to purchase scientific equipment and information technology infrastructure for the college’s New Science Incubator. The facility will house labs and start-up scientific companies.

Cleveland State University’s Career Services Center has received a $82,829 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to fund the “BioHealth Care: A Cooperative Education Initiative.” The program is intended to educate students on career opportunities in the biomedical field.

The College of Mexico has received a $467,525 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund a study by the college’s Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Program. The study will explore barriers to including sexuality research and teaching in universities in five countries.

The Congressional Black Caucus has received a three-year, $1 million grant from Wal-Mart Stores to help provide scholarships for two college access programs. The Summer Congressional Internship Program and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses’ Educational Scholarship will each receive $500,000 over three years.

The James Beard Foundation has donated $30,000 to the Gulf Coast Renaissance Fund, a program established by the University of Mississippi’s Southern Foodways Alliance. The alliance is an institute that documents the culinary diversity of the American South.

The Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law will receive a $700,000 grant from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to fund a new program for young lawyers from emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The degree in democratic and legal reforms for
foreign lawyers is the first of its kind in
the country.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has received a four-year,
$1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the university’s Educational Talent Search Program. The program provides academic, career and cultural activities for first-generation and low-income students in Milwaukee and Beloit.

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