Grants, Funding & Awards


Students Master the Mainframe in IBM Competitions

Even though mainframes are about to celebrate their 50th birthday, they aren't going away any time soon. And that's why IBM has expanded its "Master the Mainframe Contest" to include a world championship intended to entice young people to consider learning more about workings of these general-purpose, very large, very fast servers.

Education and Government: Informing Goals for Student Success Technology

How will efforts for student success — especially those leveraging technology — be coordinated, so participants in the completion agenda can work toward common goals? To examine one model, CT met with the lead developers of SOCCCD's suite of student success software, en route to a federal briefing tomorrow in the nation's capital.

U Wisconsin System Launches Commercialization Seed Fund

The University of Wisconsin System has created a seed fund that will help commercialize ideas and technology developed at UW campuses.

Carnegie Mellon U Taps Private Partner for Machine Learning Research

Carnegie Mellon University has entered into a five-year, $10 million agreement with a private partner to research machine learning and interface technology in an effort to improve personalized user experiences.

UCLA Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Faculty, Student Organization Projects

The University of California, Los Angeles has launched a crowdfunding platform designed to help raise money for faculty and student organization projects.

Report: Cuts to Prison Education May Lead to Higher Prison Costs

Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.

NSF Funds Next-Gen Network Research

The National Science Foundation has granted seven awards of $300,000 each to university research projects that aim to develop next-generation network technologies.

Deadline Extended: 2014 Campus Technology Innovators Awards

The deadline for the 2014 CT Innovators Awards has been extended to March 3.

5 Colleges and Universities Awarded NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund

Faculty and staff at five colleges and universities have received top awards in the National Center for Women & Information Technology's Academic Alliance Seed Fund — a program that financially supports efforts to recruit and retain women in technology disciplines.

Only 2 Weeks Left To Nominate a Campus Technology Innovator

Our tenth annual awards program recognizes institutions, technology project leaders and vendor partners that have used technology in new ways to support teaching, learning, administration and operations.