Grants, Funding & Awards


Cornell to Launch Center for Data Science for Improved Decision Making with $1.5 Million Grant

A team of computer scientists at Cornell University is looking to ensure that data management systems are responsible and used for the public benefit.

Ethics of Big Data Subject of $3 Million U Maryland Grant

The team will look to consumers, other researchers, providers and regulators in the United States and abroad to understand how different interested parties understand their obligations and decisions and how those decisions affect the way systems are designed and used.

UCLA Researchers Land $8.3 Million To Share Miniscope for Neuroscience

Dubbed the miniscope, the device is open-sourced, can be built from online instructions and has been put to use in at least 200 labs around the world so far.

Delaware Tech CC Lands $1 Million to Develop Gene Editing Curriculum

Community college students in Delaware will soon have the opportunity to learn about gene editing thanks to a $1 million advanced technological education grant from the National Science Foundation.

White House Memo on STEM Ed Followed Up by Corporate Commitments

Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."

Bicameral Act Promotes Federal Grants for OER

Five members of Congress have introduced a new law to encourage colleges and universities to try out or expand their use of open educational resources.

Carnegie Mellon Prof Named Learning XPrize Finalist for RoboTutor Tool

A team led by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Professor Jack Mostow has won $1 million as a Global Learning XPrize finalist for its RoboTutor software.

Cornell, Carnegie Researchers Aim to Hold Computers Accountable for Their Decisions

One issue the team will look into is whether machine learning systems leak information about the datasets they're trained on through the conclusions that they come to.

Cal State LA Grant to Improve STEM Diversity

The three-year, $464,977 grant will go toward expanding the university's first-year program for undergraduate students in its College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.

Elsevier Launches Engineering Academic Challenge

The five-week challenge encourages engineering faculty and librarians to integrate real-world problem solving with STEM education by posing a series of cross-disciplinary questions.

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