Grants, Funding & Awards

9 Worst Campus Safety Grant-Writing Mistakes

With competition for grant funds fiercer than ever, institutions can't afford to make a single blunder in pursuit of funds for campus-safety initiatives.

NASA's MICI Seeks Grant Applicants for Competitions

NASA's Minority Innovation Challenges Institute is offering grants for minority serving institutions to enter the University Student Launch Initiative or the Lunabotics Mining Competition in 2012.

Laurentian University Wins NASA Mining Competition

A team from Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada has won NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition.

IBM Grants Fund Smarter Planet Curriculum Development

Fifty faculty members from 40 institutions in 14 countries have each received $10,000 grants from IBM for the work they're doing in developing innovative courseware and curriculum in healthcare, transportation, and city planning.

NASA Looks for Education Partners

NASA is seeking collaborators to help with its education goals in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The Big Green Savings Machine

A community college in Kansas is slashing its energy bills with a $2.7 million infrastructure overhaul. Utilizing energy performance contracting and a tax-exempt financing program, upfront costs for the overhaul have been practically nil, while savings are "growing exponentially" all over the campus.

Donor Activity Picking Up in Higher Ed

Donor activity is loosening up and increasing at least moderately at colleges and universities, if the results of a new poll are any measure.

California Community Colleges Turn to Business Process Management for Grant Distribution

The California Community College system is turning to business process management software to streamline the work behind issuing grants to schools to help students in healthcare fields.

Purdue To Train Indiana Educators STEM Teaching Tactics

Purdue University is launching a new STEM effort for Indiana high school teachers to help them show students how science, technology, engineering, and math can address sustainability in their state.

Towson U Tackles Audio CAPTCHA

A team of instructors and students at Towson University is trying to build a better CAPTCHA mousetrap, one that incorporates audio to make Web sites more accessible to the blind.