Grants, Funding & Awards


Comcast Extends Internet Essentials to Low-Income Community College Students in Illinois

Comcast has launched a pilot program to offer its low-cost, high-speed Internet adoption program, Internet Essentials, to more than 90,000 community college students who are recipients of Federal Pell Grants in Illinois.

Texas A&M Prof Gets $3.5-Million To Improve Student Reading Comprehension

A professor at Texas A&M University has received a $3.5-million grant from the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to continue work on her project to improve reading comprehension for fourth- and fifth-graders who go to school in high-poverty areas.

Maker Movement To Get Professional Makeover in Midwest

The culture of "making" and its potential to revive manufacturing and drive the national economy is getting National Science Foundation attention.

Indiana Schools Expand Footprint in Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Two Indiana universities will be tapping into an amply funded federal program designed to expand the nation's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing sector.

WCET Selects WOW Winners

Institutions that find technology-based solutions to higher education challenges are rewarded with the annual awards program.

Olin College-Built SnotBot Soon To Start Collecting

The partnership between Olin College and the Ocean Alliance intended to use drone technology — the "bot" — to collect samples of blow — the "snot" — from whales has succeeded in reaching and exceeding its Kickstarter goal of $225,000.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Gets 1-Year Extension on 'Gordon'

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has received an extension from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the supercomputer known as Gordon until August 31, 2016.

Penn State Wins $2.9 Million To Develop Concentrating Solar Panels

Pennsylvania State University has won a $2.9 million grant to develop fixed-tilt concentrating photovoltaic panel that will provide significantly more solar energy than conventional solar panels.

MIT Selects MITx Grant Program Recipients

The Office of Digital Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected eight projects to receive funding through the first MITx Grant Program.

NASA Selects Winners for Minority University Research and Education Project Grants

NASA has selected five higher education institutions to share in $6 million as part of its Minority University Research and Education Project, an initiative that aims to provide educator training and expand science, technology, engineering and math course offerings.

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