Grants, Funding & Awards

New Accelerator at U Virginia School Putting Ed Innovation to Test

The Accelerator will establish a network of K-12 and college-level educators, researchers, business people and investors focused on improving educational outcomes and with an emphasis on research and development.

NYU-Poly Researchers Awarded DARPA Contract to Explore the Deep Web

Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering are developing methods to explore hard-to-find information on the Web — both on the surface and on the deep Web, the realm not indexed by standard commercial search engines.

Cornell Launches Prototype Challenge for Engineering Students

Cornell University is collaborating with a private partner to launch a six-month entrepreneurial competition.

Penn State Teams Dominate App-Building Hackathon

Teams from Pennsylvania State University took first and second place in the first-ever Civitas Learning Student Success Hackathon.

NEF Initiates 2 Programs To Improve Digital Skills of U.S. Students and Workers

The National Education Foundation will fund a new digital literacy initiative and an adopt-a-school program designed to help businesses train their workers and enhance the skills of American students.

U California Santa Barbara Launches Multidisciplinary Game Research Center

The University of California, Santa Barbara has launched the Center for Digital Games Research to study digital media and games from a multidisciplinary approach.

Maryville U Gets Grant To Develop New STEM Curriculum

A grant from the Monsanto Fund for nearly $125,000 will help the St. Louis university create a curriculum that should encourage interest in STEM fields.

AAUW Gets $100K Grant To Expand Tech Trek Camps

A $100,000 grant from Symantec will fund a pilot course in cybersecurity at university-led STEM summer camps for middle-school girls.

Deadline Extended: 2015 Campus Technology Innovators Awards

The deadline for the 2015 CT Innovators Awards has been extended to March 2.

Deal with Carnegie Mellon Pits Uber Against Google

A new advanced technology center in Pittsburgh will bind Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers to Uber in development of driverless vehicles and other projects.