Grants, Funding & Awards

NASFAA Names Winner of 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.

NTID Receives NSF Grant To Support Education of Deaf Students

The Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students program.

Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks Science Ed Start-Ups

A venture capital nonprofit has launched an education technology accelerator intended to support entrepreneurs taking on specific challenges.

One-Size-Fits-All 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.

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

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.

National Student Financial Aid Profile 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.

Survey: Teachers Spend $500 a Year of Their Own Money on Classroom Supplies

SheerID and Agile Education Marketing's survey of 536 K-12 teachers also found that the majority spent more out of their own bank accounts for classroom supplies than they got from either their school or their school district.

Digital Wish Offers 1-to-1 Program Support Grants

A nonprofit that helps teachers come up with funding for technology purchases wants to help schools with their 1-to-1 planning.

AYP Gets the Boot in Every Child Achieves Act

The potential successor to No Child Left Behind — the Every Child Achieves Act — passed in the United States Senate Thursday in a bipartisan vote of 81-17. This bill is a proposed replacement for the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which funds public education in this country.

Grants Support Joint Rice U and Houston School District Research

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