Latest Scientific research funding News

Santa Fe Institute received $275,000 through Jeffrey Epstein

Sep. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico scientific research center that received $275,000 in funding over the years from financier Jeffrey Epstein is hoping to donate some of the money. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Santa Fe Institute officials want to donate $25,000, the equivalent of a...

State grant funds $900K solar project at SIU

Sep. 12, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University at Carbondale a $900,000 grant to develop a solar energy and storage project. EPA Director John Kim announced the grant Thursday. The development will generate more than 150 kilowatts of solar...

Fed grants will boost lobster research, create new extension

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal program that funds ocean research is going to help establish a push for more scientific work about lobsters in Maine. Maine's congressional delegation says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program has awarded $2 million to...

Grant aims to boost number of Navajos studying neuroscience

Sep. 3, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

TSAILE, Ariz. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Arizona and Dine (dih-NEH') College are partnering to try to get more Navajo students into biomedical sciences. The schools recently were awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Kathleen Rogers and Roberta Diaz Brinton from...

$1.3M grant to enhance STEM education in middle schools

Sep. 2, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A new collaboration with Dartmouth College and the Montshire Museum of Science hopes to enhance STEM education in select middle schools in New Hampshire and Vermont where resources are stretched thin. The Valley News reports the pilot program plans to connect Dartmouth professors and...

Grant to fund research on men's, women's immune systems

Aug. 31, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists at Tulane University have been awarded a $1 million grant to learn more about the differences between the immune systems of men and women. Tulane says in a news release that the grant for Tulane researchers is from the W.M. Keck Foundation. It will fund research into how sex...

Michigan State to study parks' effect on health in Detroit

Aug. 31, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University is putting a $3.3 million federal grant toward exploring how reviving Detroit parks can improve the health of its residents. Researchers from the East Lansing school are using the National Institutes of Health grant to run a five-year study. They will assess the...

Maryland university to get $387K grant for science support

Aug. 27, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a $387,500 grant to support scientific research. Rep. Andy Harris made the announcement Monday. The funds were awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. That's an office under the Department of Health...

Alabama, Michigan researchers to study heat waves, causes

Aug. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama researcher and scientists at Michigan State University will study the relationship between the size of heat waves and what causes them across the United States. David Keellings, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Alabama, was recently...

NSF funds Maine project focused on coast, environmental DNA

Aug. 22, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Science institutions in Maine say a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help pay for a five-year project aimed at dramatically improving the understanding of coastal ecosystems through studying DNA. The University of Maine and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean...