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Grant Awards


We know you can't accomplish your goals without resources--money! Partners has developed long-term relationships with diverse funding sources, including government agencies, private and corporate foundations, and individuals. Below is a sample of what we've achieved.



Arts and Humanities

Lilly Endowment, Inc...$1.9 million to establish Center to attract, retain, and support Black women in the religious exploration of vocation.


National Endowment for the Humanities...$240,000 to complete a survey of the archival holdings at historically Black colleges and universities.



NASA...$4.5 million to continue funding for the Women in Science and Engineering program, which provides students with scholarship support as well as summer research training opportunities at NASA facilities.


Environmental Sciences

U.S. Department of Energy...$2.5 million to establish Center for Environmental Science, Education and Research.

Health Sciences

Pfizer Foundation...$300,000 for a Global Black Women's Health Initiative, including faculty, student and curriculum development.


Health & Human Services...a total of $732,000 to support a Women's Health and Wellness Initiative that included research on obesity in African American college-aged women, along with intervention and prevention strategies.


Institution-Wide/Capacity Building

Ford Foundation...$1 million to establish an endowment to support faculty development, student development and curricular and co-curricular programs in Women's Studies.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation...$100,000 to increase the infrastructure to support international and commuter students and $450,000 to improve institutional research, planning, and assessment.


National Institutes of Health...$4.1 million to increase research capacity in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.


NASA...$9.5 million and $7.5 million to support a comprehensive plan of program enhancements in the sciences, including student development, curriculum development, and community partnerships.


International Partnerships

 Association Liaison Office/USAID...$225,000 for linkages with institutions in South Africa to capture oral histories in digital format and provide leadership training for administrators at historically disadvantaged institutions.


The Freeman Foundation...$539,943 to strengthen Asian Studies and student study abroad.


Life Sciences

Howard Hughes Medical Institute...$800,000 in 1996; $1 million; and $1.3 million to support comprehensive improvements to the biological sciences curriculum and student development.


Physical Sciences

 Office of Naval Research...$1.9 million to support faculty development and student research training under an initiative entitled Program in Physical Sciences. Departments involved in the initiative were physics and chemistry.


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