Grants, Funding & Awards

Partnership of CollegeNET, Switchboard Aims To Strengthen Alumni Engagement

The partnership between the technology provider and online engagement platform will help the former’s customer institutions create stronger ties with their alumni.

Teacher Prep Gets $34.7 Million in Gates Funding

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed grants of $34.7 million over three years to help set up five teacher preparation transformation centers around the country that will bring together people from universities, teacher-preparation providers and K-12 school systems to share data, knowledge and best practices.

UC Berkeley Researchers Win Augmented Reality Grant

Researchers at the University of California Berkeley have won a $100,000 grant to continue their work using augmented reality to make it easier for people to control autonomous aerial vehicles commonly known as "drones."

Pathways Project Helps CCs Build Guided Academic, Career Pathways

A mix of community colleges in 17 states are participating in a new national project to help them create academic and career pathways at a scale to meet the needs of all of their students.

Embry Riddle Turns to Crowdfunding to Help Finance Student Projects

In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has launched a crowdfunding Web site.

Academic Partnerships Awards Grants for Distance Ed Research

Academic Partnerships has selected 16 faculty members from five universities as the recipients of its latest round of Academic Research Grants.

5 Indiana STEM Programs Share $105,000 in Grants

Five educational institutions in Indiana are recipients of grants of $15,000 to $30,000 each intended to improve student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math.

Survey: Most Students Expect Loans To Create Post-Graduation Challenges

According to a Harris Poll survey, three out of four college students believe they will have to delay post-graduation plans because of their student loan debt.

Iowa State U Wins National Cyber Analyst Challenge

The Iowa State University team of cyber detectives won $25,000 for demonstrating the best strategic skills involving threat identification.

$800K Study To Test Digital Learning Effectiveness

A National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers at North Carolina State University to study how digital learning programs can best benefit students.