Grants, Funding & Awards


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.

Cutting-Edge Tech Gives Students an Orientation in Experiential Learning

Cutting-Edge Tech Gives Students an Orientation in Experiential Learning

NYU's Stern School of Business transformed its student orientation process into a two-day program focused on collaborative learning and innovative tech tools.

University of Oklahoma One Digital Initiative

Leading a University Into the Digital Future

The University of Oklahoma's One University Digital Initiative is a technology strategy for a broad, sweeping campaign to ensure the university will take its place in the digital realm.

University of Denver Anderson Academic Commons

Transforming a Traditional Library Into a Technology-Rich Learning Commons

The University of Denver saw its library renovation as an opportunity for a fundamental rethinking of the use of space and technology to support the new ways people work and learn in a digital environment.