KINBER awarded $150,000 NSF grant

March 27, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) recently received a $150,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will help fund activities aimed at helping Pennsylvania colleges and universities use their network infrastructure to support scientific applications and research.


“The grant will benefit Penn State, as well as other Pennsylvania colleges and universities, in terms of technology and infrastructure by providing a platform to advance scientific applications and research in the state,” said Kevin Morooney, vice provost for information technology at Penn State and vice chairman of KINBER.


Penn State is a founding member of KINBER, a nonprofit membership organization comprised of education, health care, economic development, libraries, public media and other non-profit organizations devoted to fostering collaboration through technology.


Established in 2010 through a $99.6 million grant from the National Telecommunications and information Administration, KINBER is committed to delivering equitable, reliable and affordable access, space for collaboration and digital tools for research and education to inspire tomorrow’s scientific discoveries, enable the exchange of ideas and culture among diverse populations, educate the next generation of citizens and revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy. For more information, visit


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Last Updated March 30, 2015