Grants, Funding & Awards


U Michigan Hackathon Set To Draw More Than 1,200 Competitors

For 36 hours beginning Sept. 20, more than 1,200 undergraduate computer programmers will descend on the University of Michigan's football stadium to participate in "the most epic hackathon," MHacks 2013.

6 Universities To Research Technology-Enhanced Learning

Six universities have received small grants to research "the impact of active learning technology on teaching and learning."

MIT Gets Bundle To Research Brains, Minds, and Machines

MIT has just received a five-year, $25 million grant specifically to study how human intelligence emerges from brain activity. The National Science Foundation made the award to fund creation of a multi-institutional research facility called the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines.

New Virtual World Woos Business Students with $50,000 Contest

A 3D immersive environment to deliver business education and connect business students from around the world will launch during the month of October in a global business simulation competition for MBA students.

Mercy College Establishes Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative with $1.5 Million NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $1.5 million to Mercy College in New York. The college will use the grant to establish the Mercy College Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative (MISTI).

rSmart Releases Automated Grant Management for Kuali Coeus

rSmart has released rSmart Cloud Express for Kuali Coeus, a new automated grant management product for primarily undergraduate institutions.

$2 Million NSF STEP Grant Funds STEM Student Retention Efforts at UC Riverside

University of California, Riverside is receiving about $2 million to support efforts to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and math, especially underrepresented students. The funding is being provided through the National Science Foundation's STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP).

FundingFactory Kicks Off E-Waste Recycling Program for Universities

FundingFactory has launched an electronics waste recycling program for higher education. The program, CollectED, and pays institutions for certain recycled gear, like inkjet cartridges, tablets, and phones.

Desire2Learn Offers $10,000 for Edge Competition

Desire2Learn has launched the Desire2Learn Edge Competition 2013, with $10,000 up for grabs to the team that builds the best education app.

NSF Pumps $20 Million into Cybersecurity Research Projects

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted Frontier awards totalling nearly $20 million to three multi-university research projects that seek to develop technical solutions to improve computer security.