Grants, Funding & Awards


24 Higher Ed Institutions Awarded $1 Million Each to Promote Inclusive STEM

A nonprofit medical research organization and longtime supporter of science education in the United States recently chose 24 colleges and universities in the first round of a diversity-focused initiative. Participants have each received $1 million to work toward increasing institutional capacity for inclusion by engaging all science students — especially undergraduates from nontraditional pathways.

12 Colleges and Universities Strengthening K­-16 Student Success Through Community Collaborations

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities have awarded 12 public universities $50,000 each in Collaborative Opportunity Grants to scale up existing partnerships with public and private community stakeholders.

NSA Recognizes Virginia Tech, U of Nebraska at Omaha for Security Education

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have named two new universities to join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The University of Nebraska Omaha and Virginia Tech are part of the cohort of universities dedicated to designing more interdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on technical skills in cyber operations.

More Colleges, Universities Join Scholarship Platform to Fund Good Students

An online fundraising platform that has helped high schoolers raise more than $1 billion in scholarships for college is growing its community of academic institution partners.

Blackboard Kicks Off First Hackathon for Developers and College Students

Education technology company Blackboard today launched its first-ever hackathon event called “Hackboard,” open now through mid-June.

DeVos: We're Just 'Scratching the Surface' of Ed with Tech

The new Secretary of the Department of Education told an audience of education innovators that she believed the role of technology in education has just begun to "scratch the surface," particularly in bringing "new opportunities" to rural populations.

CTE Reauthorization Draws Congressional Attention

Even as Congress faces the challenge of funding the federal government for a few more months, some legislators have also turned their attention to a revamp of the law covering career and technical education.

Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.

UC Irvine Races to Launch Space-Bound Rocket

The university received a $1 million gift from its partner Base11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator, to fund its Moonshot Initiative to launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space.

UC Irvine Receives $30 Million for Convergent Engineering and Science Building

In its strategic plan, the University of California, Irvine promised growth that makes a difference. UCI is delivering on that promise with a new, state-of-the-art convergent engineering and science facility to increase its output of large-scale, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in engineering, computing and physical sciences.

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