Grants, Funding & Awards


Researchers Receive Grant for Study of Virtual Schools

Researchers from University of Michigan, Stanford and University of California, Davis have received a $1.6 million grant to conduct a three-year study of virtual schooling.

Survey: More Educators Are Using Social Media for Fundraising

According to the sixth annual CASE/Huron/mStoner Social Media Survey, 57 percent of respondents reported using social media to fundraise in 2015, compared to 47 percent in 2014.

UC Riverside Receives 4.5 Million NASA Grant for Big Data Research and Education

The University of California, Riverside has received a grant of nearly $4.5 million as part of NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project.

4 Instuctors Win Online Education Awards

Instructors at Drexel University, Ryerson University, Mohawk College and the Berklee College of Music have been selected as Pearson's 2015 online learning excellence awards recipients.

Nonprofit Aims To Prep 11,000 Community College Students for STEM Careers

Base 11 has initiated its STEM Revolution program at West Los Angeles College, hoping to stir interest among community college students in STEM subjects.

UC Berkeley Team Builds 'Smart' Grocery Cart With Recycled Smartphones

A team of students from the University of California Berkeley created TouchCart, a "smart" grocery cart using recycled smart phones and, in the process, won the inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge.

Big Data Finds Support at Duke U

Duke University has received a total of $9.75 million in gifts and matching grants to sustain the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), an interdisciplinary program to help faculty and students work on projects that pull meaning out of big data.

Financial Aid Offices Burdened with Compliance, Seek Federal Relief

Paperwork related to regulation is impairing the ability of financial aid staff to help college students. That's the conclusion in a report aptly named, "2015 Administrative Burden Survey," produced by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Carnegie Mellon Receives $1 Million Grant for Ed Tech Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University has received a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the university's Simon Initiative, which aims to improve student learning outcomes through the implementation of learning science research and technology.

NSF Bestows Massive Grants on Material Science Researchers at 12 Schools

Twelve research universities have received multi-year research grants from the National Science Foundation, among them Brandeis, Harvard, U Chicago and U Nebraska-Lincoln, for the purpose of continuing and starting up multidisciplinary materials science and engineering centers.