Grants, Funding & Awards


PA College Gets $1 Million Grant for STEM Teacher Training Program

To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.

Cloud Research Consortium Receives $10 Million Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a national consortium for cloud computing research and development.

Digitization Project Will Enhance Collection of Biodiversity Specimens

The University of Florida will lead a consortium of seven institutions in a $7.5-million project funded by the National Science Foundation to digitize biodiversity collections.

Cornell Xray Imaging Lab Uses Kickstarter To Provide Low Cost Advanced 3D Imaging

The director of Cornell University’s 3D computed tomography imaging facility hopes to raise funding to provide low-cost imaging to nonprofits and enhance its digital library of 3D assets open to anyone interested.

U Minnesota To Seed Tech and Other Innovations

The University of Minnesota, which has a tagline, "Driven to Discover," is launching a seed investment program to help innovations and technologies make it out of the campus and into the market.

Texas State U Awarded $15 Million for STEM Professional Development

Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers thanks to a $15 million grant from NASA.

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.