Grants, Funding & Awards

U California, Los Angeles Wins $2.5 Million for Community School

The University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from California's Department of Finance in recognition of its Teaching Schools Initiative and other efforts to improve college and career readiness.

FACE Wins $5 Million Grant To Improve College Completion Rates

The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.

Penn State Researcher Developing Educational Tools To Help Fight Digital Piracy

Vishal Monga, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State University, is working on a method of analyzing images, audio files, videos and documents to prevent piracy, and he plans to develop a video game to help his students test piracy methods in an effort to combat the illegal online activity.

MIT Formally Kicks Off Cybersecurity Work

MIT has shared additional details on how it plans to spend a $15 million cybersecurity grant. The multidisciplinary effort will address cybersecurity from three directions: technology, public policy and organizational management.

U South Alabama Reengineers Administrative Processes for Research

The move is part of the university's plan for "increasing the number of grant and contract proposals, especially those regarded as large and/or interdisciplinary proposals," which administrators described as "one of the key strategic objectives of 2013-2016."

Regional Research Data Center Planned for U Nebraska-Lincoln

A new regional research data center is scheduled to open at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in fall 2015.

$9.6 Million in Grants To Boost Community College Completion in North Carolina

A collection of grants from the John M. Belk Endowment totaling $9.6 million aims to increase community college completion in North Carolina, create career pathways for more students and strengthen the state's workforce.

New Accelerator at U Virginia School Putting Ed Innovation to Test

The Accelerator will establish a network of K-12 and college-level educators, researchers, business people and investors focused on improving educational outcomes and with an emphasis on research and development.

NYU-Poly Researchers Awarded DARPA Contract to Explore the Deep Web

Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering are developing methods to explore hard-to-find information on the Web — both on the surface and on the deep Web, the realm not indexed by standard commercial search engines.

Cornell Launches Prototype Challenge for Engineering Students

Cornell University is collaborating with a private partner to launch a six-month entrepreneurial competition.