Jan 15 2004

Graham Announces $54,000 to Assist Research Opportunities at Voorhees

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Voorhees College in Denmark will receive a $54,000 research infrastructure development grant to assist the school expand its opportunities to participate in federally funded research projects. The funds will help the college send a representative to educational and training sessions at the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH offers participants an opportunity to interact with program specialists from a variety of federal agencies increasing the schools’ ability to compete for grants that traditionally go to larger institutions of higher learning. “I’m pleased we’re helping historically black colleges and universities develop the infrastructure necessary to compete for research grants,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. This will be the fourth year Voorhees has participated in the program. Other South Carolina participants include Benedict College, Claflin College, and South Carolina State University. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####