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The “Grants for Higher Education” Index covers extensive government, private foundation, and corporate grants, which can be key in putting your institution at the forefront of new programs. Looking for leadership where leadership is created, grants for higher education provide an incentive to colleges and universities to be in step with the ever-changing fields of science and technology. Advance your college or university’s reputation for innovation by staying on top of the most current funding opportunities for cyber service education, undergraduate scholarships for advanced technological education, as well as science laboratory, technology center and technology studies programs. The “Grants for Higher Education” Index represents funding for advanced learning and curriculum programs. Features of the Index include grants gearedS to funding curriculums in computer security, technology education, and teacher preparation for the use of technology in the classroom. Funding is also available for information or medical information system scholarships, and program development. The Index is ideal for college development/grants officers, as well as for faculty/staff in mathematics, computer or information sciences, management information systems, technology integration, and engineering disciplines

Recent Excerpts from Technology Grant News:

“NCIIA E-Team Course Grants & Development Grants Provide Opportunity for Invention & Entrepreneurship in U.S. Colleges & Universities”

Deadline: Annually

http://www.nciia.org
Telephone: (413) 587-2172

“The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) is seeking proposals to fund innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship programs in U.S. colleges and universities. NCIIA will award approximately 50 grants of $1,000-50,000 each to faculty and students of member institutions. The NCIIA is interested in proposals for courses and projects to pursue the development of an idea, product, or invention, or to solve a problem in a way that has the promise of developing an enterprise that will generate jobs and social benefits…. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 will be awarded to advanced E-Teams for further development and steps leading to commercialization of their ideas.”

“Supercomputing Education Program Open to College, University, & School District Educator Teams”

http://sc10.supercomputing.org/

“The National Computational Science Institute, IEEE Computer Society, ACM, and the National Science Foundation, invite colleges, universities and school districts to apply to participate in the SC Education Program. Selected applications for educator teams will be chosen from a national pool. Two types of teams are encouraged: Multi-disciplinary team of undergraduate faculty from universities, predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUI's), minority serving institutions (MSI's), and community colleges whose students are likely to be the next generation of scientists and engineers, the next generation of K-12 teachers, or both. All team members chosen will attend the SC Conference and a subsequent one-week regional summer workshop. The team will develop a two-week course module or unit utilizing computational science methods for use in their classrooms….”


“Colleges & Universities Invited to Partner With The Foundation for Independent Higher Education Network For Technology Programs & Funding”

http://www.fihe.org
Telephone: (202) 367-0333

“The Foundation for Independent Higher Education, in existence for 43 years, is a large, dispersed higher education network with 37 state and regional fundraising associations and approximately 670 member private colleges and universities with 1.5 million students. FIHE strategically links the corporate and philanthropic objectives of business and industry with the strengths and opportunities provided by a national network of state funds and their 670 member colleges and universities…. FIHE became venture philanthropists when, in the mid-70s, United Parcel Service created an endowment fund at the foundation which now is valued at almost $ 50 million. Beginning in 1999, a portion of the annual earnings is being used to fund the UPS National Venture Fund (NVF). Projects Funded through FIHE include:

  • Enhancing Pedagogy Through Technology;
  • Classroom Excellence in Elementary Science;
  • Cost Containment in Administrative and Business Centers;
  • Training Tomorrow’s Teachers;
  • Student Volunteerism;
  • Technology Resources;
  • Undergraduate Research and Enrichment;
  • Higher Education Scholarships;
  • Research;
  • Professional Development Fund Raising. For more information on becoming a member or joining the network of participants in the various FIHE funded programs, contact: The Foundation for Independent Higher Education, 1920 N Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036; Telephone: (202) 367-0333.”

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Recent Higher Education – University Grants:

“Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program

“Advanced Technological Education grants, ranging between $25,000-$300,000, support the education of technicians for high-technology fields that are driving the national economy will be given to U.S. colleges and universities.. The grants from the National Science Foundation support curriculum development, internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers and students….”

Deadline: Annually

http://tinyurl.com/yednv6p
Contact: Elizabeth J. Teles, ejteles@nsf.gov; Tel.: (703) 292-4643

 

Informal Science Education (ISE) Grants


For Colleges, Universities, Libraries, Museums, Science
Educators, Schools, After-School Programs to Create
Partnerships

Deadline: Annually
http://tinyurl.com/yr5b8y
Contact: Barry Van Deman, bvandema@nsf.gov
Tel: (703) 292-5124

Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers
Funding (ITEST)
National Science Foundation

Deadline: Annually
http://tinyurl.com/ywtwvo
Contact: Sylvia M. James, sjames@nsf.gov


Science and Technology Studies (STS) Grants
National Science Foundation

Deadline: Annually
http://tinyurl.com/ylfuu97
Contact: Bruce E. Seely, bseely@nsf.gov
Tel: (703) 292-7280

 

Environmental Implications of Emerging Technologies

Deadline: March Annually
http://tinyurl.com/7khlqd

The Environmental Implications of Emerging Technologies program
provides support to develop and test the environmental effects of new technologies. Fundamental and basic research is sought to establish and understand outcomes as a result of the implementation of new technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information technology. The program also supports research on the development and refinement of sensors and sensor network technologies that can be used to measure a wide variety of physical, chemical, and biological properties of interest in characterizing, monitoring, and understanding environmental impacts.

The average annual award size for the program is $80,000. Small
equipment proposals up to $100,000 will also be considered and may be submitted during these windows.