Grants, Funding & Awards

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.

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.

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.

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.

U California Los Angeles Wins $1.62 Million To Build Energy Storage System

Engineers from the University of California Los Angeles Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have won a $1.62 million grant to build a hybrid energy storage system.

NASFAA Selects Winner of First Big Idea Policy Proposal Contest

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has selected the winner of its inaugural "Big Idea" policy proposal competition.