Grants, Funding & Awards


Venture Fund Zeroes in on University Startups

A unique venture capital company that teams up with universities to invest in their most promising start-up companies recently closed a $215 million fund, the second one in the company's history.

Iowa State To Host Forensic Science Center of Excellence

Iowa State University and several other partner institutions will become home to a new national forensic science center of excellence, funded by a five-year, potentially $20 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

MIT Signs $25 Million Research Alliance with Private Partner

MIT has signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Dutch-company Royal Philips N.V. to support research initiatives in two of the company's primary areas, healthcare technology and digital lighting.

Researchers Receive Grant for Study of Virtual Schools

Researchers from University of Michigan, Stanford and University of California, Davis have received a $1.6 million grant to conduct a three-year study of virtual schooling.

Survey: More Educators Are Using Social Media for Fundraising

According to the sixth annual CASE/Huron/mStoner Social Media Survey, 57 percent of respondents reported using social media to fundraise in 2015, compared to 47 percent in 2014.

UC Riverside Receives 4.5 Million NASA Grant for Big Data Research and Education

The University of California, Riverside has received a grant of nearly $4.5 million as part of NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project.

4 Instuctors Win Online Education Awards

Instructors at Drexel University, Ryerson University, Mohawk College and the Berklee College of Music have been selected as Pearson's 2015 online learning excellence awards recipients.

Nonprofit Aims To Prep 11,000 Community College Students for STEM Careers

Base 11 has initiated its STEM Revolution program at West Los Angeles College, hoping to stir interest among community college students in STEM subjects.

Big Data Finds Support at Duke U

Duke University has received a total of $9.75 million in gifts and matching grants to sustain the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), an interdisciplinary program to help faculty and students work on projects that pull meaning out of big data.

UC Berkeley Team Builds 'Smart' Grocery Cart With Recycled Smartphones

A team of students from the University of California Berkeley created TouchCart, a "smart" grocery cart using recycled smart phones and, in the process, won the inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge.