Grants, Funding & Awards


Rutgers Ocean Exploration Project Gets Support from Iridium

A long-term project at Rutgers University to gather data about the earth's oceans through the use of autonomous underwater vehicles has received a financial boost.

Kickstarting Education

If crowdfunding can take a university to the moon, how else can technology drive student learning in the 21st century?

Instructure Selects Higher Ed Canvas Grant Winners

Instructure has chosen the winners of its Canvas Grants program, an initiative designed to encourage technological innovation from within the higher education and K-12 communities.

Indiana University Fine-Tuning Kuali OLE With Mellon Foundation Grant

Indiana University has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), an open source library software system that helps research and academic libraries oversee and provide access to their growing collections.

Students Master the Mainframe in IBM Competitions

Even though mainframes are about to celebrate their 50th birthday, they aren't going away any time soon. And that's why IBM has expanded its "Master the Mainframe Contest" to include a world championship intended to entice young people to consider learning more about workings of these general-purpose, very large, very fast servers.

Education and Government: Informing Goals for Student Success Technology

How will efforts for student success — especially those leveraging technology — be coordinated, so participants in the completion agenda can work toward common goals? To examine one model, CT met with the lead developers of SOCCCD's suite of student success software, en route to a federal briefing tomorrow in the nation's capital.

U Wisconsin System Launches Commercialization Seed Fund

The University of Wisconsin System has created a seed fund that will help commercialize ideas and technology developed at UW campuses.

Carnegie Mellon U Taps Private Partner for Machine Learning Research

Carnegie Mellon University has entered into a five-year, $10 million agreement with a private partner to research machine learning and interface technology in an effort to improve personalized user experiences.

UCLA Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Faculty, Student Organization Projects

The University of California, Los Angeles has launched a crowdfunding platform designed to help raise money for faculty and student organization projects.

Report: Cuts to Prison Education May Lead to Higher Prison Costs

Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.