HP offers grants to support mobile tech in education

Applications will open Jan. 8 for the HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative, the tech company's program to support innovative use of mobile technology in kindergarten through college. Based on the outcomes, Hewlett-Packard Co. might offer some of the recipients bigger grants in 2008.

For the 2007 U.S. HP Technology for Teaching Grant in Higher Education, the Palo Alto company invites teams with at least two faculty members to propose a course redesign project for one or more undergraduate courses that are part of an accredited degree program in at least one of these disciplines: mathematics, science (physical, environmental, computer), or engineering (electrical, computer, mechanical, environmental, materials).

HP will choose about 40 campuses in the United States and Puerto Rico. Each will receive products valued at $55,000 for one faculty member and a classroom; a $19,000 cash grant for the principal investigator to support the work of the project; and attendance at the annual HP Technology for Teaching Worldwide Higher Education conference in early 2008.

Apply online starting Jan. 8, 2007. Proposals are due by Feb. 15.