Grants, Funding & Awards

10 Universities Win $250,000 Research Grants from NASA

NASA will award 10 one-year grants worth approximately $250,000 each for the "study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America's space program must master to enable future missions," according to an agency news release.

Carnegie Mellon U Project Aims To Improve the Web for People with Disabilities

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have received a $748,000 grant to develop methods for improving the Web and cloud applications for people with disabilities.

Researchers Get $12.5 Million To Study Network Complexity

The United States Army has decided that investing millions of dollars into research that examines why an outage in the power grid might cause failures in gas distribution several states over or how a malicious tweet could bring down an entire stock market system is worthwhile. The focus: to better understand behaviors of collective phenomena in complex systems — networks — and figure out how they can be controlled.

12 Programs Receive STEM Grants To Encourage Minority Participation

The United States Department of Education has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to 10 colleges and universities under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.

NSF Awards $20 Million for Quantum Materials Center, Affiliated College Network

Harvard University will lead a new multi-institutional center for the study of quantum materials for computing. The center will also support an affiliated college network whose aim is to attract students from traditionally underrepresented groups into STEM careers.

Rice Researchers Developing Optical Network To Master Big Data Management

A grant-funded network initiative at Rice University will be researching development of high-performance, low-power, optical networking devices and programmable packet switches at the same time it provides a new way for researchers on campus to manage the piles of data they're generating in their projects.

ED Looks for Comments on Rating System for Higher Ed

The United States Department of Education is seeking comment on its efforts to create a rating system for colleges and universities.

Labor Department To Award $474.5 Million for Career Training

The United States Department of Labor will award $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities in the third round of funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program.

University of Maryland Scores $750 Million Software Grant

The University of Maryland has received a grant for use of commercial product lifecycle management software from Siemens Corporation.

Caltech, Penn State Teams Receive $10 Million NSF 'Expeditions in Computing' Awards

Teams led by researchers at California Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania State University have each won Expeditions in Computing awards for fundamental research in computer science.