WMU News

Grants total $31.6 million during 2004-05

July 30, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University received $6,173,486 in grants during April, May and June, WMU trustees learned during their July 28 meeting. The new awards brought the total of grants received by the June 30 close of the 2004-05 fiscal year to $31,663,397.

Notable awards during the period included grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department Health and Human Services. Major awards during the period included a $588,697 award from the International Food Policy Research Institute to Drs. Hector Quemada, professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Alexander Enyedi, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. They will use the funds for the work on biosafety issues for genetically engineered crops in developing regions of Africa and Asia.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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