The National Institute of Standards and Technology provides funding for industrial and academic research through competitive grants and awards. Aimed at research in such specified fields as materials science, fire research, and precision measurement, these awards have also been made more accessible for small businesses or industry-led joint ventures. Visit www.nist.gov to find out how to apply for funding.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.