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Watson Receives Funding for Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative

Veronica Watson received $113,879 to support the work of the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. The two-year award was made by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) with additional support coming from IUP. This marks the fourth year of continuous funding from PASSHE and the first two-year commitment of support for the group.

The Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative has a presence at each of the 14 universities in the State System. Guided by the spirit and legacy of distinguished orator and statesman Frederick Douglass, the Collaborative seeks to create and nurture academic communities that will support the growth, development, and success of all students and faculty members in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Serving 120,000 students in the System, the FDI Collaborative promotes academic excellence, global and local civic engagement, and the understanding and appreciation of human diversity.

FDI Collaborative initiatives include the partnership with Yale University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, the Douglass Global Education Initiative to Ghana and Cameroon, and the academic journal Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity. The Collaborative is currently seeking to establish a Douglass Debate Society across PASSHE.

For more information, visit the Frederick Douglass Institute Partnership

  • Frederick Douglass Institute
  • Stright Hall, Room 108
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3299
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.