Grants, Funding & Awards

Green Competition Looks for Urban Energy Conservation Ideas

A new international competition challenges college students--and particularly women--to come up with creative ways to save energy in five different sectors of city environments.

Purdue To Train 18 Security Specialists with Million-Dollar Grant

Purdue University has received a grant that will help it fund scholarships for master students in information security. The million-dollar, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation could be renewed for an additional two years.

Intel Labs Picks Stanford for New R&D Research Investment Model

Chip maker Intel is stepping up its R&D funding to American universities by up to five times what it currently invests. The company announced plans to pour $100 million directly into university research in the United States over the next five years.

eProcurement: Towards Technology and Culture Change

eProcurement systems are designed to streamline purchasing processes, eliminate paperwork, and make it easy for end users to get the best values through spending on-contract. Yet the relative success of eProcurement at any institution often depends on how the procurement department works not only with the technology, but also with the end users in academic departments, in research programs, or elsewhere in the university or system.

U Houston Bags Prize in Location-Aware Contest

The University of Houston flexed its social networking muscles to win a $10,000 donation to its scholarship fund.

Georgia Tech Center To Explore 21st Century Universities

The Georgia Institute of Technology is setting up a new center specifically to serve as a living laboratory for testing new forms of education.

Washington Schools, Colleges Receive State Energy Grants

With the help of a state jobs bill and a large renewable energy company, 21 school districts and eight community and technical colleges in Washington State are funding energy conservation projects that will help create local jobs and reduce utility costs.

AVerMedia Launches 720p Videoconferencing Systems

AVerMedia has launched two new high-definition videoconferencing systems offering 720p/30 HD video, content sharing capabilities, and support for a wide range of standards and formats.

Joint University Team To Lay Out Vision of New Internet

Four decades after it hosted the first message to be sent out over the Internet in 1969, the University of California, Los Angeles will be managing a joint institutional research project to lay out the framework for a new Internet.