ERIC Number: EJ713759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-19
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Partners in Name Only? With the Department of Homeland Security Awarding Multimillion-Dollar Grants, Minority-Serving Institutions Are Positioning Themselves to Lead, Rather than Just Support Majority Institutions
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n7 p46 May 2005
When Jackson State University officials and their collaborators assembled a proposal for a $12 million social and behavioral research center to combat terrorism, they hoped Federal officials would give a nod of approval to what they believed was a high-value concept. The proposal, Featuring the predominantly White Mississippi State University as the lead and the historically Black Jackson State as a partner, apparently impressed U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials enough that it was among a handful of finalists. Site visits took place. Hopes ran high.
Descriptors: State Officials, National Security, Black Colleges, Minority Groups, Federal Government, Behavioral Science Research, Social Science Research, Research and Development Centers, Competition, Federal Programs
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Mississippi