Grants, Funding & Awards


NASA Awards $17 Million To Encourage STEM Ed at Community, Technical Colleges

NASA's Office of Education has selected 35 space grant consortia to share in more than $17.3 million in grants designed to improve student and instructor engagement in science, technology, engineering and math education at community and technical colleges.

Special Ed Target of $4 Million in Federal Grants

A total of $4 million in federal funds is being awarded to institutions training the next generation of special education professionals.

National Science Teachers Association Launches 2014 Teacher Awards

The National Science Teachers Association has kicked off its 2014 Teacher Awards Program, with 20 different awards for more than 50 teachers at stake.

Universities Compete in Robosub Contest; Cornell Takes Top Spot

Cornell University took home the top spot and $10,000 in an annual "RoboSub" competition put on by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation and co-sponsored by the United States Office of Naval Research.

UC Santa Barbara Cryptologists Vow To Build Stronger Encryption

A University of California Santa Barbara cryptologist has been awarded $499,000 by the National Science Foundation to pursue work related to secret key cryptography.

Online Ed Leaders Named to 2014 OLC Class of Fellows

Seven new higher ed leaders have joined the ranks of the Fellows of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium).

Encryption and Secure Clouds Receive NSF Security Funding

The National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has issued two multi-million dollar awards for multi-institutional projects in cybersecurity.

UC Irvine Team Studying Crowdprogramming

Two researchers at the University of California Irvine have been awarded $800,000 to continue their exploration of "crowdprogramming."

Howard Salis

Building DNA in the Cloud

Penn State researcher Howard Salis created a simple tool for a complex process — DNA sequencing — and turned it into a highly scalable, on-demand system that serves scientists all over the world.

$1 Million Grant Funds STEM Camps Across Texas Colleges

As part of a $1 million grant, 14 Texas universities and community colleges are receiving funds for high-tech STEM camps to help prepare students for future careers in aerospace, biotechnology, IT, and more.