Grants, Funding & Awards


Creating a Space for Digital Media Innovation

Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios explores the intersection of digital media, film, games and entrepreneurship. The facility breaks down silos between traditional fields such as arts, engineering and computing, and provides a commercial studio for all students, faculty and staff.

UC Riverside, Riverside CC Win $800,000 to Support Students Underrepresented in STEM

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) and Riverside City College (RCC) have partnered on an initiative designed to support RCC students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in STEM majors.

Streamlining Access to Complex Data

George Washington University created a visual, interactive collection of high-level metrics designed for a group of pivotal campus decision-makers: university deans.

Most Public Universities Pursuing Rich Students at Expense of Poor Ones

Nearly two-thirds of selective public institutions are enrolling fewer low-income students than they did in the late 1990s. At more than half of those universities (54 percent) the increase in affluent students came at the direct expense of low-income ones. That's what's revealed in the latest New America project to examine student mobility.

U Michigan Researchers Win $1.6 Million to Contribute to DARPA Machine-Learning Technique Repository

The University of Michigan has won a $1.6-million grant to develop tools that will help people who are not data scientists better use the data they have access to.

Yes, Financial Investment in College Completion Pays Off

A team of analysts attempted to lay out the costs and benefits of a sustained investment program aimed at boosting program completion rates, especially for disadvantaged students. The bottom line: The investment would hurt in the beginning but pay off in big ways down the road.

Education Department Funds Innovation for $95 million

Recipients of this year's federal EIR grants include organizations that are undertaking promising work in teacher professional development, reading and writing, school leadership and other practices.

Purdue App Puts Learning Data into Students' Hands

Engineering students at Purdue University can track their study behaviors with Pattern, a quantified-self tool designed to help learners regulate and improve their habits.

Getting Beyond the Vicious Cycle of Outdated IT

An information technology overhaul at Johnson County Community College has resulted in true culture shift, coupled with better-fortified infrastructure and deeper partnerships with vendors.

Bring-Your-Own-Device Transforms Physics Lab

North Carolina State University created a free app that turns students' smartphones into lab instruments, saving money in lab setup and maintenance and giving learners the tools to explore physics anywhere.

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