Grants, Funding & Awards

NSF Funds Big Data Brain Trust

This week the NSF unveiled the establishment of four regional hubs for data science innovation, each led by a team of university experts and extending out to almost 300 other organizations, including non-profits, cities and businesses.

5 Teams To Explore Civic and Political Engagement among Young People

A multi-institutional research project will examine how to measure the quality of youth civic and political engagement, whether face-to-face, in writing or online.

New Humanities Grants Promise Makeover of PhD Programs

To address the broader career aspirations of humanities PhDs, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has introduced a cost-sharing grant to help institutions remake their programs with new areas of emphasis.

Ed Awards $3.6 Million for Accessible Tech

The field of accessible technology has just received an infusion of funding.

Arizona State Wins Grant To Tackle Frankensteinian Questions

Arizona State University has received a continuation of a multi-million grant to help the public explore questions first posed in 1818 with the publication of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

SDSC's Neuroscience Gateway Portal Adds REST Programmatic Access for Researchers

The Neuroscience Gateway portal, led by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, has received funding to add new programmatic access to high-performance computing resources for the computational neuroscience community.

Seattle U Holds Social Justice Hackathon

Seattle University School of Law is hosting its first Social Justice Hackathon, a two-day event bringing together law students, lawyers and developers to create software applications designed to improve access to legal service.

Rural Oklahoma Students Get Access to College through Distance Learning

High school students in rural Oklahoma schools can now earn college credits prior to graduation without commuting long distances or being limited to online-only courses.

OLC to Award Prizes for Excellence in Digital Courseware

The Online Learning Consortium is launching two new awards programs with the help of a $2.5-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

A Third of All Americans Have Dealt With Student Debt

More than one-third of Americans are paying or have paid student loans and a sizable number of them are delaying other major purchases because of it.