Grants, Funding & Awards


The Vendor Solution, Part 1

Traditional vendor-higher education relationships were built on the premise of giving out money in exchange for goods. Today's competitive funding environment requires a more creative approach and finds more colleges turning to IT manufacturers for funding, support, and resources. In this series we'll look at how three different schools have successfully funded IT infrastructure changes with the help of their vendors, explain how the process worked, and show the benefits they've reaped as a result.

Desire2Learn Kicks Off Edge Challenge

Ontario-based Desire2Learn is inviting students and professional developers to come up with new educational apps through the Edge Challenge 2012 competition.

Facing Higher Ed's IT Funding Future

Since the economic meltdown began, continued financial challenges have impacted how most higher education CIOs deal with IT funding. Maintaining IT services has become a struggle as revenues dry up, while costs are ever on the rise. Expanding these IT services with such limited resources and uncertain long-term budget growth is on everyone's mind among higher ed CIOs and has changed how many institutions approach reducing their IT costs.

NMC Names Center of Excellence Winners

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has named Muncie, IN-based Ball State University and Austin, TX-based St. Edward’s University as the 2012 winners of its Center of Excellence Award.

Center for Digital Education Report Offers Tips for Funding Ed Tech

The Center for Digital Education has released a new research paper, "Funding Lecture Capture in Higher Education."

U.S. Department of Education Asks Students for Education Startup Ideas

The United States Department of Education is asking students to contribute ideas for a unique education startup as part of its National Education Startup Challenge going on right now.

Facebook Selects 12 Fellows for 2012-2013

Facebook has selected 12 winners, more than doubling the number from previous years, for the 2012-2013 Facebook Fellowship Program.

4 Ways To Augment Campus IT Budgets

Here's a handful of places CIOs will want to explore as they move their IT infrastructure projects off of the drawing board this year.

Aurora U STEM Model School Gets Financial Boost

The STEM Partnership School has received $1 million in funding to support its goal of promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The school, located at Aurora University, will eventually cater to elementary and middle school students and serve as an immersive training ground for Aurora U undergraduate and graduate students.

Student-Invented Mobile App Could Replace Security Access Badges

A team of student entrepreneurs from the University of Utah has developed a virtual alternative to the electronic ID badge used for security access.