The Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM was established to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach in science, mathematics, and engineering. Since its first grants in 1989, the CBL Program has become the single most significant source of private support for women in STEM in higher education in the United States. It is pleased to announce $3.1 million in new grants that will benefit a total of 124 women.
New York University and Saint Louis University received grants that will fund a total of two five-year assistant professorships. Grants to Georgia Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology will support two graduate fellowships each. The American Indian College Fund, Duquesne University, and Morgan State University will offer a total of 16 undergraduate scholarships, and grants to Amherst College, Lafayette College, and Wellesley College will fund undergraduate research awards.
These ten grants, in addition to $4.3 million awarded to thirteen institutions designated to receive funds in perpetuity, bring the total amount awarded by the Clare Boothe Luce Program in 2020 to nearly $7.5 million.