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Released: 29-Apr-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding
Washington State University

Putting on a happy face might not be enough for entrepreneurs to win over potential investors.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Cloud-optimization company, Exotanium, secures $5M seed funding to offer customers cloud savings
Cornell University

Exotanium, a cloud resource optimization and management company, completed a $5 million seed funding round led by Walden International and Nepenthe Capital LLC. This latest round of funding builds on an exceptional year for Exotanium, which has seen an increase in demand for cloud-optimization solutions as organizations continue to shift their operations online and search for high-quality, budget-friendly cloud management solutions.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT
DHS S&T SVIP Awards Funding to Monitor Current and Future Biological Threats
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To develop capabilities to monitor the current COVID-19 pandemic and other future biological events, DHS S&T has awarded $199,648 to Mesur.io Inc., for analysis and reporting of outbreak-related data.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Universal Preschool in the United States by 2040 is Achievable
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Universal high-quality preschool is achievable within the next 30 years if the federal government and state and local governments partner to share costs under a two-part plan proposed by the National Institute for Early Education (NIEER) at the Rutgers Graduate School for Education.

Released: 24-Mar-2021 3:40 PM EDT
DOE Announces $54 Million for Microelectronics Research to Power Next-Generation Technologies
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $54 million in new funding for the agency’s National Laboratories to advance basic research in microelectronics. Microelectronics are a fundamental building block of modern devices such as laptops, smartphones, and home appliances, and hold the potential to power innovative solutions to challenges like the climate crisis and national security.

Released: 17-Mar-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Pandemic Threatens Current and Future Funding for State Preschool Programs
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The pandemic’s impact on state budgets and preschool enrollment threatens future funding for preschool programs, similar to the years of cuts to preschool following the great recession, according to a new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).

Released: 9-Mar-2021 12:00 PM EST
DHS S&T Offers New Funding Opportunities Through Long Range Broad Agency Announcement
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To support DHS research and development (R&D) technology needs, DHS S&T released its annual announcement of the LRBAA.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 1:50 PM EST
Schools Need Ongoing Support Following Pandemic, Rutgers Expert Says
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Bruce Baker, a school finance expert at Rutgers, talks about where administrators should spend money and the challenges the Biden administration faces as schools prepare for a new normal.

Released: 1-Mar-2021 4:45 PM EST
New Ideas to Solve America’s Housing Affordability Crisis
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Today, Ivory Innovations announced the Top 25 finalists for the 2021 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability . Now in its third year, the Ivory Prize is an annual award recognizing ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability across three distinct categories: finance, construction and design, and public policy and regulatory reform.

Released: 9-Feb-2021 12:55 PM EST
21 per cent of all citations go to the elite
Aarhus University

In the span of only 15 years, a small academic elite has increased its share of academic citations significantly. In the year 2000, 14 per cent of all citations went to the top one percent of the most cited researchers.

Newswise: Healthworx and LifeBridge Health Launch Startup Incubator: 1501 Health
Released: 27-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
Healthworx and LifeBridge Health Launch Startup Incubator: 1501 Health
LifeBridge Health

Healthworx, the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, is partnering with LifeBridge Health to launch 1501 Health, an incubator for healthcare startups. 1501 Health will provide investment and resources to help early-stage companies, located regionally or nationally, develop their healthcare solutions. Companies participating in the program will receive up to $100,000 in investment and have access to unique mentorship and support from payer and provider experts, along with networking and educational events with other startups, investors and stakeholders.

Newswise: Future of mathematics on global stage looks brighter thanks to £20 million funding boost
20-Jan-2021 12:10 PM EST
Future of mathematics on global stage looks brighter thanks to £20 million funding boost
University of Bristol

A £20 million investment to champion innovation and nurture the greatest minds in mathematical sciences across the UK has been awarded today to the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR).

Newswise: Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network Listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare Savings for Third Straight Year
Released: 15-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST
Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network Listed No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare Savings for Third Straight Year
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – January 15, 2021 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (SWHR) saved more than $52 million in 2019. These generated savings place it at the top of organizations participating in the CMS Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. SWHR has saved nearly $120 million since joining the Next Generation program in 2017.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 10:20 AM EST
Want a hot stock tip? Avoid this type of investment fund
Ohio State University

“Buy low and sell high” says the old adage about investing in the stock market. But a relatively new type of investment fund is luring unsophisticated investors into buying when values are at their highest, resulting in losses almost immediately, a new study has found.

Newswise: ASCB offers grants of up to $35K for science outreach projects
Released: 13-Jan-2021 9:15 AM EST
ASCB offers grants of up to $35K for science outreach projects
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is delighted to be able to offer its members up to $35,000 to fund bold ideas that engage local communities with the process of science and increase public scientific literacy.

Released: 22-Dec-2020 5:05 PM EST
New Federal Budget, Approved by Congress, a Mixed Bag for Cancer Research
Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Congressional leaders have agreed on both a $1.4 trillion Fiscal Year 2021 budget and $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package. The legislation addressed three Association of American Cancer Institutes public policy priorities.

Released: 17-Nov-2020 8:35 AM EST
Half of researchers worried about long-term impact of COVID-19 to funding -- global study
Frontiers

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has created concerns amongst the scientific research community that funding to their area will be impacted in the long term, a global survey shows.

Released: 13-Nov-2020 3:50 PM EST
DHS Announces Small Business Innovation Research Pre-Solicitation 21.1
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS announced the release of 12 topics for the new Small Business Innovation Research 21.1 Pre-solicitation.

Newswise: Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions providing funding for researchers to support COVID-19 projects
Released: 29-Oct-2020 6:45 PM EDT
Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions providing funding for researchers to support COVID-19 projects
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions has announced a COVID-19 Technical Assistance Program that provides funding for national laboratory researchers to assist U.S. entities on COVID-19 projects.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Federal Reserve Short-Term Funding Markets Conference Set For Sept. 25
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith and the Federal Reserve Board co-host a webinar to explore short-term funding markets that are experiencing funding stress and investor runs amid COVID-19 market turmoil.

Newswise: New Cell Bio Virtual 2020 Inclusivity Grants now available
Released: 26-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
New Cell Bio Virtual 2020 Inclusivity Grants now available
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The grants will be made available to members who fall under NIH’s Interest in Diversity Notice and are underrepresented within the Society. Through its Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant, ASCB can offer funding to ensure access to the meeting for undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented minorities.

Newswise: Women surgeons earn their cut of NIH funding – and then some
Released: 21-Aug-2020 9:15 AM EDT
Women surgeons earn their cut of NIH funding – and then some
University of Virginia Health System

Women are underrepresented in academic surgery, but women surgeons are earning a disproportionate share of research grants from the National Institutes of Health, a new study has found.

Newswise:Video Embedded unpacking-the-federal-response-to-covid-19-in-education
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Released: 19-Aug-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Unpacking the Federal Response to COVID-19 in Education
Wallace Foundation

The coronavirus crisis is creating unprecedented challenges and exacerbating longstanding inequities in education. In response to the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides more than $2 trillion in spending, including more than $30 billion to support K-12 and higher education, as well as early childhood education.

Released: 14-Aug-2020 4:40 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Foundation gifts total nearly $48 million in record-breaking fundraising year
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

While 2020 has been a year full of challenges, the generosity of supporters of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has resulted in the university’s highest fundraising year to date with UA Little Rock alumni and friends donating a record-breaking $47,941,061. 

Released: 11-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
School spending cuts? Citizens prefer teachers and administrators to take the hit during economic crises
Binghamton University, State University of New York

With schools around the world looking into various cost-cutting measures in the midst of the COVID-10 pandemic, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that citizens prefer teachers and administrative staff to be at the frontline of school spending cuts during times of economic crisis.

Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 Community Relief Funds raised more than $1 billion across U.S., research led by Lilly Family School of Philanthropy professor Laurie Paarlberg finds
Indiana University

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1.05 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response in their communities as of June 30.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
DOE Awards $5 Million for Computational Biology Research
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5 million in funding for six new research projects in computational biology.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for New Atmospheric Research
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $19 million in funding for 31 new projects in atmospheric sciences aimed at improving the power of Earth system models to predict weather and climate.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $7 Million for Earth System Model Development and Analysis
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7 million in funding for nine studies aimed at improving DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), the first comprehensive model of the Earth system to take full advantage of the world-leading supercomputing capabilities at DOE's national laboratories.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge goes virtual for 2020
University of California, Irvine

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, a movement to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, is going virtual for 2020 in order to maintain social distancing and safeguard participant health. The reimagined Anti-Cancer Challenge now includes an eight-week virtual fundraising and wellness program that connects people around the local community and across the nation.

Newswise: How should hospitals ask patients for donations?
16-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
How should hospitals ask patients for donations?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study looks for the first time at patients’ views of hospital fundraising, including legally allowable practices that encourage physicians to work with their hospital’s fundraising professionals.

Released: 20-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
UCI receives record $529 million in research funding for fiscal 2019-20
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 20, 2020 — From cutting-edge research and clinical trials focused on cancer care to creating a new center devoted to protecting personal data privacy, University of California, Irvine scholars, scientists and physicians are blazing new paths to help change the world. And their impact keeps growing. In fiscal 2019-20, which ended June 30, UCI researchers received the most funding in campus history: $529 million in grants and contracts.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Nominations Open for 8th Annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of national and international nominations being sought for the 2021 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, which honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and the potential for clinical application.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Endocrine Society urges Congress to increase funding for NIH
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society—the world’s largest professional organization for endocrine scientists and physicians—is calling on Congress to pass the House Labor-HHS spending bill to ensure health agencies are funded before the start of Fiscal Year 2021 and to avoid the tumult and disruption of a continuing resolution and potential government shutdowns.

Newswise: FCC Grant to Expand UVA Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Care
Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
FCC Grant to Expand UVA Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Care
University of Virginia Health System

The Federal Communications Commission awarded UVA Health $767,139 this week to expand UVA’s use of telehealth for patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 11:45 AM EDT
National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled
Cornell University

New Cornell-led research shows that inadequate funding is the main barrier to better surveillance and control of ticks, including the blacklegged tick, which spreads Lyme disease, the No. 1 vector-borne illness in the country.

Newswise: Springing into action: The urgent COVID-19 research fund at UAB
Released: 11-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Springing into action: The urgent COVID-19 research fund at UAB
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers faced the same time crunch — create a COVID-19 research proposal in just five days, to compete for emergency COVID-19 funding raised through UAB and generous business donors in Birmingham and Montgomery.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 4:20 PM EDT
DHS Awards $3.9 Million to Fund US Small Business Research For Homeland Security Technology Needs
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today the award of 26 competitive research contracts with 23 small businesses to participate in Phase I of the DHS SBIR Program.

Released: 11-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Fred Hutch and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance awarded Bank of America grant for COVID-19 relief efforts
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical-care partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, announced today the organizations are receiving a $500,000 grant from Bank of America for COVID-19 relief.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Study Explores whether 'Participatory Budgeting' has Become a Patronage Mechanism in NYC
New York University

New York City implemented Participatory Budgeting in 2011, following Brazil's lead. But the effort to bring marginalized citizens into the budget decision-making process has the potential to backfire.

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Released: 20-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Federal funding for rapid COVID-19 test goes to McKelvey Engineering researchers
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis received funding for a new COVID-19 test that is based on brand new technology that won't require brand new tools, making it easy for clinicians to use.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence to enable fast-track review of COVID-19 research proposals
Frontiers

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool to help funders identify specialists to peer-review proposals for emergency COVID-19 research has been developed.


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