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Grant supports Innovate Marquette SmartZone collaboration

Northern Michigan University has received a $1.15 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to implement a collaborative operating agreement involving Invent@NMU and the Innovate Marquette SmartZone. The new partnership enables them to promote regional economic development collectively and more efficiently from one location, enhancing the services provided to inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

OU’s Project Upward Bound awarded $3M federal grant

Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound, a college preparatory enrichment program, has received a $3 million grant from the federal government. The five-year grant will help sustain one of the university’s most successful and enduring programs. Oakland University’s PUB is the second-largest in Michigan and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.


IU microbiologist awarded $4M to research cellular biology

Microbiologist Yves Brun has been awarded a five-year, $4-million award from the National Institutes of Health. It will advance research on how bacteria grow and reproduce, how their cells are organized, and how they bind to surfaces.

UMaryland awarded $6M NIH grant for Hepatitis C vaccine

The University of Maryland’s Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research has been awarded a $6 million grant to develop a novel prophylactic vaccine to prevent hepatitis C virus infection. The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the research will take place over a five-year period.

Rutgers expands support for sexual assault victims

A $2 million federal grant will help Rutgers expand universitywide support for victims of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking by funding services, training and education at each of its locations in Newark, Camden and New Brunswick. The Victims of Crime Act grant is the result of a collaborative effort by Rutgers student affairs leaders, researchers, top administrators and students across the university.

— Compiled by Ben Bugajski, The University Record


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