Grants, Funding & Awards

One-Size-Fits-All, 108-Question Financial Aid Form Has To Go

Concerned that a bill from two United States senators proposing the use of as few as two questions to determine financial eligibility for college will gain traction, a national organization of financial aid professionals has presented an alternative for simplifying the process of applying for financial aid.

New Energy Institute Charged with Advancing Energy System Intelligence

The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation is launching a new cross-school institute to advance the development of machine learning algorithms for energy systems.

Cornell Receives Grant for K-12 'Classroom in a Test Tube' Program

The Advancing Secondary Science Education with Tetrahymena program at Cornell University has received a five-year, $1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning

In order to support the recognition of co-curricular and integrative learning, the University of Notre Dame came up with a campuswide strategy to integrate digital badges in students' e-portfolios.

National Student Financial Aid Profile Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Need

As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest "National Student Aid Profile" to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about.

U Central Florida, Canon Partner on Mixed Reality Competition

The University of Central Florida and Canon USA have partnered to establish a mixed reality competition and mentorship program.

Rice U and Houston School District Land Joint Research Grants

Two grants will enable Houston-based Rice University to expand education research within its local school system.


Connecting Learners With a Digital Ecosystem

Jackson State University's cyberlearning project combines ubiquitous iPads for students with faculty training, a revamped curriculum and digital textbook development.

NYU Poly Gets $3.5 Million To Train 500 NYC STEM Teachers

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has received two gifts worth $3.5 million that represent the start of a five-year $10.5-million fundraising campaign to support the NYU Center for K12 STEM Education's initiative to train 500 New York City teachers in science, technology, education and math.

Carnegie Mellon To Lead Internet of Things Expedition

Google has selected Carnegie Mellon University to lead a multi-university project to create new technology for the Internet of Things.