Federal funding for university research and development has fallen off for the first time since 1974. Two agencies accounted for the decline.
Businesses and nonprofit organizations increased their contributions to higher education R&D in fiscal 2012 while state and federal contributions dipped.
Energy company Constellation has selected 10 recipients for its 2013 E2 Energy to Educate grant program.
The Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, a multi-institutional research center headquartered at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, has won a $15 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania will explore ways to improve the security of commercial projects used by the United States Military, thanks to a four-year $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The United States Department of Education will award more than $135 million to 25 applicants in the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition.
Across-the-board cuts in federal spending have already had "immediate, detrimental effects" on research universities, including losses in personnel, a diminished capacity for purchasing equipment, a drop in productivity and cuts to research programs. And it's having a serious, negative impact on students as well, according to a new report.
States spent $1.4 billion in research and development in the latest fiscal year for which there is information, an 11.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Academic institutions claimed the largest share of external expenditures.
Northern Arizona University is now accepting financial aid for its Personalized Learning program.
The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a start-up incubator specifically designed to help education business ideas get off the ground.