Grants, Funding & Awards


$2 Million NSF STEP Grant Funds STEM Student Retention Efforts at UC Riverside

University of California, Riverside is receiving about $2 million to support efforts to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and math, especially underrepresented students. The funding is being provided through the National Science Foundation's STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP).

Desire2Learn Offers $10,000 for Edge Competition

Desire2Learn has launched the Desire2Learn Edge Competition 2013, with $10,000 up for grabs to the team that builds the best education app.

FundingFactory Kicks Off E-Waste Recycling Program for Universities

FundingFactory has launched an electronics waste recycling program for higher education. The program, CollectED, and pays institutions for certain recycled gear, like inkjet cartridges, tablets, and phones.

NSF Pumps $20 Million into Cybersecurity Research Projects

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted Frontier awards totalling nearly $20 million to three multi-university research projects that seek to develop technical solutions to improve computer security.

Pivot Update Aims to Better Match Researchers to Funding Sources

Proquest's updated Pivot service includes new features for improved searching and customizing opportunity lists as well as 508 compliance.

Adapteva Launches Parallella University Program

Adapteva, the company that unveiled a $99 parallel-processing supercomputer called Parallella earlier this year, has now announced the Parallella University Program.

Alabama State U and Tuskegee University Receive STEM Education Grant

Alabama State University and Tuskegee University are joint recipients of a National Science Foundation grant to fund a three-year program to teach science, technology, engineering, and math courses and information and communication technology to students in Montgomery Public Schools and Macon County Schools.

Wayne State U Upgrades Engineering Labs

The College of Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI has received a $500,000 grant to aid in upgrades to its facilities.

New Research Grants Offered for Study of Online and Flipped Classroom Learning

The Adaptive Learning Research Grant Program has launched its second phase, offering up to $40,000 for institutions to examine adaptive learning principles that result in measurable learning outcomes in large-scale online and blended learning courses.

Texas STEM Camps Get Funding Boost

Twenty universities and colleges in Texas are offering summer-time STEM camps to students, thanks to the annual largesse of a state agency in charge of workforce development.