Digging down into the pile on my desk, I ran across a packet from NCIIA the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. http://www.nciia.com/. Among other things, they have grants in the amount of $2000-$50,000 to colleges and universities to help improve existing curricular programs or build new progams in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Next application deadlines are December 3rd, 2007, and May 9, 2008.
They know what they are about…in the first item of their instructions, they say…”Start Early! We require approval from deans and grants administrators.”
Still, December would probably be doable.