Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Announces Nearly $500,000 in Funding for Fordham University

Aug 18, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation have awarded Fordham University in the Bronx a total of $476,993 in federal funding for four research initiatives.

“These grants will allow Fordham University to continue leading the way in conducting cutting edge research and providing a quality education in the 21st century. They also demonstrate the caliber of academic work being conducted right here in the Bronx. I applaud the great work it continues doing to provide the citizens of my District, New York City, and all of the United States with a quality education,” said Congressman Serrano.

The federal funding will be distributed as follows:

$211,491 - Exploratory/developmental grant to study the effects of discrimination and sleep disturbance on health among Asian youth.

$24, 957 – Planning grant for “The "Living Humanities" Ph.D. for the 21st Century” Research project

$113, 350 – Grant for project entitled "MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution Atomic Force Microscope for Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Research and Education at Fordham University."

$127,195 - Project entitled "Existence and Regularity for Variational Problems."

Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.