Grants, Funding & Awards


Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.

Pennsylvania Higher Ed Network Wins $150,000 Grant

Pennsylvania's Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research has been awarded a $150,000 National Science Foundation grant designed to help the state's colleges and universities support scientific applications and research through network infrastructure.

UC Davis Project Looks at Real Cost of Open Access Publishing

A new project based at the University of California, Davis will research just what an article processing charge (APC) model would actually cost large North American institutions.

Cooke Foundation Grants $1.6 Million to STEM Programs for Low-Income Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in grants to science, technology, engineering and math education programs for low-income students.

White House Debuts $240 Million in New STEM Commitments

President Obama unveiled more than $240 million in new STEM commitments this week at the fifth annual White House Science Fair.

U California, Los Angeles Wins $2.5 Million for Community School

The University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from California's Department of Finance in recognition of its Teaching Schools Initiative and other efforts to improve college and career readiness.

FACE Wins $5 Million Grant To Improve College Completion Rates

The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.

Penn State Researcher Developing Educational Tools To Help Fight Digital Piracy

Vishal Monga, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State University, is working on a method of analyzing images, audio files, videos and documents to prevent piracy, and he plans to develop a video game to help his students test piracy methods in an effort to combat the illegal online activity.

MIT Formally Kicks Off Cybersecurity Work

MIT has shared additional details on how it plans to spend a $15 million cybersecurity grant. The multidisciplinary effort will address cybersecurity from three directions: technology, public policy and organizational management.

U South Alabama Reengineers Administrative Processes for Research

The move is part of the university's plan for "increasing the number of grant and contract proposals, especially those regarded as large and/or interdisciplinary proposals," which administrators described as "one of the key strategic objectives of 2013-2016."