Grants, Funding & Awards


NetApp Accepting Applications for Free Storage Systems

As part of its Education Donation Program, launched this month, NetApp will donate approximately 1,800 NetApp FAS3100 storage systems to education organizations throughout the United States.

Tech Gear Rental Program Expands from Cal State Monterey Bay

A digital device rental program at California State University Monterey Bay has just reported student savings of nearly $120,000 in technology purchase fees. The Technology Rental (or TechRent) store at CSU Monterey Bay was started with funds with a $300,000 two-year grant issued by the United States Department of Education.

Saylor Foundation Kicks Off Open Textbook Challenge

The Saylor Foundation is offering $20,000 to college textbook authors willing to allow free use of their publications by students and educators. The deadline for the first wave of funding is Nov. 1.

Echo360 Opens Grant Program

Echo360 is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 blended learning grants program.

RefWorks-COS Update Combines Potential Grants with Potential Researchers

A company with applications for managing research grant applications has integrated two of its products to streamline the process of identifying potential funding streams and matching them up with researchers. RefWorks-COS, which is a business unit of ProQuest, is combining COS Funding Opportunities with COS Scholar Universe to create COS Pivot Service.

MIT Opens Center for Mobile Learning with App Inventor Research

Google Education provided an undisclosed amount of seed funding for the opening of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Mobile Learning, according to the Cambridge school.

UC San Diego Receives $150,000 in Software Licenses from Power Analytics

The University of California, San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering has received a software donation, worth $150,000, from Power Analytics.

University of Minnesota Awards $4.1 Million in IREE Grants

The University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment has awarded $4.1 million to 20 energy projects.

Imagine Cup 2011 Winners Selected

Winners have been selected for the ninth annual Microsoft Imagine Cup. The company also revealed plans to launch a $3 million competitive grant program later this summer.

More Students and More Cuts Mean Tough Choices

Even as budgets are trimmed, enrollment at community colleges is soaring. Community college CIOs share strategies for weathering the storm.