Winston-Salem State Receives Major Grant for International Project
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a three-year grant totaling $99,285 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)’s HBCU initiatives program to support a project to integrate India into the school’s liberal arts curriculum.
“We are extremely excited about this award,” said Dr. Joti Sekhon, director of International Programs at WSSU. “There were 39 applications for this specific grant and we were one of only four to receive funding. The grant will be used to enhance the cross-cultural and global competence of students by providing the resources necessary to allow faculty from across the campus to develop or restructure courses as a means of infusing knowledge about India into the university’s curriculum. Given the growth of India’s role in the world economy, our students must have increased knowledge of the country from historical and contemporary perspectives.”
The funding is connected with the NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative which encourages projects that explore the ways in which cultures from around the globe, including subcultures within the U.S., have influenced American society.
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