Grants, Funding & Awards

Carnegie Mellon Receives $1 Million Grant for Ed Tech Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University has received a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the university's Simon Initiative, which aims to improve student learning outcomes through the implementation of learning science research and technology.

NSF Bestows Massive Grants on Material Science Researchers at 12 Schools

Twelve research universities have received multi-year research grants from the National Science Foundation, among them Brandeis, Harvard, U Chicago and U Nebraska-Lincoln, for the purpose of continuing and starting up multidisciplinary materials science and engineering centers.

MIT Ups Investment in Bitcoin

A former White House advisor has joined MIT's staff to head up a new digital currency initiative.

Pearson Selects Student Coding Contest Winners

Pearson has selected the winners for its second annual Student Coding Contest, which asks students to create apps designed to help others learn.

Report: Oregon Higher Ed Funding To Focus on Student Outcomes

Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission has adopted a new funding model that will emphasize student outcomes rather than institutional enrollment numbers, according to a report in the Statesman Journal.

Northwestern U Students Turn to In-House Crowdfunding Platform for Projects

Four Northwestern University student groups are crowdfunding to raise money for their nonprofit goals.

U Akron To Host STEM Career Day

The University of Akron will host a STEM career day featuring a challenge asking students in grades 6-12 to build a Rube Goldberg machine in competition for $15,000 in prizes.

Universities Share $3.2 Million To Improve STEM Teaching Skills

The 22 institutions of higher education associated with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning will get the funding to train and mentor graduate students preparing to become college instructors themselves.

Higher Ed Canvas Grants Aim To End 'Lossless Learning'

Instructure has given its 2015 Canvas Grants to six college and university educators who demonstrated in their submitted proposals the best ways to develop innovative programs and improve education.

Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.