A significant part of today involved standing by the Xerox machine photo zapping away at ETC Grant Proposals for 2006. I can’t dislose anything of course, but perhaps I could generalize the entries I’ve seen thus far. Essentially a technology grant, I’ve seen multiple discipline vying for a spot, including scholars from the medical field, languages departments, media artists, etc. Some interesting entries included educational gaming projects in the form of simulations. These grant pay well, but I think the real kicker is getting “fun” stuff like a Dell gaming laptop or a 17″ Powerbook for video editing. It seems almost no holds barred… if you got a good project in mind, you really get what you deserve.
Whoever said education doesn’t pay probably hasn’t gotten far enough yet!