Grants, Funding & Awards


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.

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.

Cornell Launches Prototype Challenge for Engineering Students

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

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.

$5 Million Grant Expanding VIP Big-Team, Big-Scale, Long-Term Research Program

The money will fund expansion of the Vertically Integrated Projects curricular approach, which mixes engineering instruction with research through multidisciplinary teams of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.