More Universities Expand Beyond Tech Transfer to Generate Startups

Earlier this year, the University of Washington (UW) relaunched its technology commercialization office as CoMotion, an entrepreneurial hub and makerspace. In doing so, UW joined a growing number of universities that have opened up their technology transfer operations to approaches inspired by the tech startup scene. The transformations of the University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest,…

White House Unveils Over $240M in Multi-Sector STEM Commitments

President Obama announced over $240 million in new multi-sector commitments dedicated to STEM education and outreach, with an emphasis on underserved groups, at the 2015 White House Science Fair on Monday. With the new investments, the president’s “Education to Innovate” campaign, launched in November 2009, has now resulted in more than $1 billion in financial…

Big Youth Offender Re-Entry Grants!

Big Youth Offender Re-Entry Grants! Face Forward 3 – Intermediary and Community Grants POSTED: 3/9/2015 FUNDING SOURCE: DOL ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit and public agencies $ AVAILABLE: $30,500,000 GRANTS AVAILABLE: 14 MAX GRANT SIZE: $5,000,000 DEADLINE: 4/23/2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/oppFOA-ETA-15-04-cfda17.270-instructions.pdf DESCRIPTION: Grants to fund youthful re-entry diversion and job skills training, along with similar strategies to improve…

Grants for Veterans Recreation and Rehabilitation Activities!

Grants for Veterans Recreation and Rehabilitation Activities! Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces POSTED: 3/23/2015 FUNDING SOURCE: VA ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit and public agencies $ AVAILABLE: $8,000,000 GRANTS AVAILABLE: 80 MAX GRANT SIZE: $500,000 DEADLINE: 5/26/2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/va_grant_program.asp DESCRIPTION: Grants to eligible adaptive sports entities to plan, develop,…