Grants, Funding & Awards


PAR Framework Project Eyes Student Data Through a 'Multi-Institutional Lens'

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded $2.56 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to validate and extend the PAR Framework Project, ongoing research into the use of predictive analytics on a large-scale federated database to support decision making that removes barriers to student success.

How to Write a Better IT Grant in 8 Steps

Facing increased budget pressure? It's time to fine-tune your tech grant proposal writing skills.

New Grant Program Gives Villanova Students Real-World Experience with Business Analytics

Villanova students get hands-on experience tackling real-world business issues, thanks to a new grant program that provides educators with free licenses of business intelligence software to use in their curriculum.

Dialing for Donors

Data mining is driving increasingly sophisticated fundraising machines, helping schools identify high-wealth alumni and predict when and how much they might give.

Brief: Contest Awards Scholarships for Student Videos

McGraw-Hill has selected winners for its Get Connected and Win contest, which asked students to create videos highlighting how they interact with digital course materials and learning tools for the chance to win scholarships, iPads, iPod Touches, and Amazon gift cards.

Citizens in Space Competition Seeks Entries

Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, is asking the public to dream up and build space hardware in exchange for a shot at cash prizes up to $10,000.

St. Petersburg Student Programmers Win 'World's Smartest' Trophy

For five hours last week 112 university teams put their coding skills to work to vie for title of World Champions in the 2012 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Google Summer of Code Students To Contribute to Joomla Development

Students from around the world will be working on open source coding projects that may be used by content management (CMS) software Joomla, as part of the Google Summer of Code.

Case Western Reserve Tightens Research Administration with Help from Huron

Case Western Reserve University will be implementing a $2 million to $2.8 million pre-award grant system to manage the processes involved in research proposal generation and submission as well as award management.

MSEIP Grants Fuel STEM Programs at Predominantly Minority Colleges

The United States Department of Education has awarded grants to "predominantly minority" colleges and universities looking to effect "long-range improvement in science and engineering education."