Grants, Funding & Awards

Elsevier Updates Pure with Award Management, Research Intelligence Modules

Elsevier has launched two new modules, Award Management and Research Intelligence, for its research information management system, Pure.

AAU Launches STEM Education Initiative at Eight Member Universities

The Association of American Universities (AAU) has selected eight of its member institutions as project sites for a five-year initiative to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.

Dell Education Challenge Pushes College Students To Improve K-12

Dell is running its second Education Challenge, which will be awarding $30,000 in cash prizes as well as mentoring to university and college students who have workable ideas for improving the education experience for K-12 students.

UC Berkeley Receives $2 Million for Research in Mobile Device Efficiency

ATMI, a supplier of advanced materials solutions to the microelectronics industry, has donated $2 million to the University of California, Berkeley to support development of "ultra-low power consuming microelectronic device architecture and design that would enable greater ubiquity of mobile devices."

Developers Encouraged to Create LTI Apps with $250 Awards

A new initiative to encourage development of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) applications for education will reward developers with "bounty" money. The program is sponsored by a group of education technology vendors and the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Institute of Education Sciences Launches 2014 Grant Competitions

The United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has launched its fiscal year 2014 grant competitions.

U Texas and U Oklahoma Recognized for SAS Work

SAS' Excellence in Education awards went to the University of Texas System, whose UT System dashboard allows the university community to view, explore, and share data related to performance across all of the system's institutions, and Oklahoma State University, which offers data mining, business analytics, and other certificate programs featuring SAS.

Echo360 To Dole Out $60,000 in Grants

Echo360 has put $60,000 up for grabs in its annual research grants program, which is currently accepting applications for 2013.

Collaborative Coding Tool Wins HTML5-Themed Silicon Valley Hackathon

A group of five Carnegie Mellon University-Silicon Valley software students won the school's first HTML5 Hackathon this month with their "Collaborative Coding Dojo" app, which they designed and delivered within the competition's eight-hour window to aid in collaborative coding for software engineers in different locations.

rSmart: A Focus on Kuali

rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.