Grants, Funding & Awards


Bringing Primary Source Materials to Life with AR

At Washington College, students become curators, using augmented reality to create museum exhibits of materials that otherwise require restricted physical access.

8 Universities Leveraging Community Partnerships to Boost Student Outcomes

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities recently announced grants to eight public universities that are forging community partnerships to improve students' access to and overall success in college.

Personalizing the Admissions Process to Meet Diverse Student Needs

Maryville University created an "application for anything" tool that allows schools to easily customize admissions applications for specific applicants or programs.

P2T Offers $15,000 Stipends for Proposals Leading to Positive Education Outcomes

Proposals are due Aug. 31 for projects that "positively impact education outcomes" at the state and local levels. $15,000 stipends will be awarded to projects selected for development.

Amazon Alexa Fellowships to Fund AI Research

Amazon has chosen recipients from higher education institutions around the world to receive Alexa Fellowships. The goal: to help people dedicate research energy to exploring speech and language technologies.

Using VR to Help Students Understand Cultural Differences

A virtual reality project at North Carolina State University is giving engineering students a safe space to explore the cultural assumptions that color global communication.

Perkins Act Given Another 6 Years of Life

After six years of kicking around the official language for an updated Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education bill, Congress and the president have voted and signed the act into law. The Perkins Act, H.R. 2353 (115), which has been considered for reauthorization since 2012, commits between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion for the program over the next six years.

Working Together for Quicker, Easier Captioning

Kennesaw State University collaborated with its captioning vendor to develop a better solution that faculty would actually use.

A Mobile Guide to Library Resources

St. John University's BKFNDr app uses beacon technology, location coordinates and detailed mapping to help students find the right books on the library shelf.

Round 1 of Federal Challenge Amasses Ideas to Reboot Higher Ed

With just a few days to go in the competition, nearly 80 detailed projects have been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology's "Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge."

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