University of Nebraska Foundation announces campus grants
Awards support university's strategic focus on water, cancer, study abroad
The University of Nebraska Foundation’s board of directors awarded $1.17 million to the University of Nebraska through its annual grants program to support projects and initiatives on all four campuses.
The grants will help the University of Nebraska at Omaha conduct water and health information research; allow the University of Nebraska Medical Center to purchase equipment for core research facilities in cancer and diabetes; allow the University of Nebraska at Kearney to improve its science and business programs; and help University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty develop study abroad programs, among other programs.
"Given the current financial climate, we’re especially pleased to award grants in support of projects aligned with campus priorities and the university’s overall strategic framework," said Brian Hamilton of Grand Island, a member of the University of Nebraska Foundation’s board of directors and chairman of the grants committee. "We're extremely thankful for the ongoing and generous support from donors across Nebraska and the country who make this support possible."
The following projects received funding:
University of Nebraska at Kearney
The University of Nebraska Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation that has raised private gifts to support the University of Nebraska for 73 years. Last year, it provided more than $130 million—the most ever—for students, faculty, academic programs, research, and for campus and building improvements on all four campuses. More information is available at nufoundation.org.