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Nazareth College One of Six Internationally to Earn Prestigious National Institutes of Health Grant

Published October 07, 2015

Nazareth College is honored to have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Nazareth received one of the six 2015 Biomedical and Biobehavioral Research Administration Development grants awarded internationally from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, part of the NIH.

The more than $433,000 grant, Increasing Competitiveness and Capacity through Research Administration at Nazareth College (G11HD085544), will be distributed over a five-year period and supports faculty and staff by enhancing the college’s infrastructure to create professional development opportunities for faculty to be more competitive when they apply for external funds.  

Through infrastructure upgrades in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Faculty Research and the creation of professional development opportunities related to proposal development, the college supports faculty and staff engagement in grant seeking.

“This is a big honor for Nazareth--we are one of six colleges internationally to be awarded this grant in 2015, and the only college in our region,” said Jennifer Harman, Ph.D., Nazareth College’s director of Sponsored Programs & Faculty Research, and principal investigator on the award. “This will increase opportunities for students to engage in mentored research by expanding current opportunities of the College as a whole. Recent literature demonstrates that employers seek students with mentored research experience and this grant will better enable us to provide a variety of options to students.”

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.