Grants, Funding & Awards


AI Team at Penn State Gains $30k to Define Fastest Path to Graduation

A team of seven Penn State undergraduates received $30,000 to continue development of an application to help students figure out the shortest path to graduation. "LionPlanner" won first place in a competition that challenged students to use artificial intelligence to solve real problems.

Finding the Data that Makes a Difference

Southern Connecticut State University has spent 10-plus years homing in on factors that really contribute to student success — and how best to help keep students on track.

NSF Funds Indiana University Cybersecurity Research

The National Science Foundation is expanding its partnership with Indiana University's Trusted CI to translate cybersecurity research into practice.

National Science Foundation Invests in Tribal STEM Education

The National Science Foundation is establishing four centers focusing on science and engineering at tribal colleges and universities.

Massachusetts Working to Close Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Massachusetts is investing in entry-level cybersecurity job skills with the award of grants to three institutions through the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Workforce Challenge.

From Disaster Recovery to a New Outlook on Learning

For Puerto Rico's Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, the process of restoring campus systems after Hurricane Maria led to new opportunities for active learning and community engagement.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Funds Department of Education

The United States Department of Education is receiving nearly $71.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a $581 million increase from the previous year.

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.

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