Squid for Science!

Yep, you heard that correctly! Squids4kids offers free educational materials–including squid specimens–to classrooms across the country. Your very own frozen squid will be shipped to you along with step-by-step dissection instructions.


Don’t pass up this opportunity to learn more about the Humboldt Squid.

Visit the Gilly Lab at Stanford University for a request form.

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Applications Available: Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts

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New York State school districts are invited to apply for Prekindergarten for Three-Year Olds in High Needs Districts (3pk).  The exact schools eligible to apply are listed at the NYSED site. Click here to see if your school is eligible. 



Grant Purpose: “The purpose of the Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High Need School Districts is to increase the availability of high quality prekindergarten placements for high need children and schools within New York State.”

Grant Timeline: “Initial period: July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Grantees will have the opportunity to renew funding on an annual basis for the following school year and thereafter subject to the achievement of performance targets and the annual appropriation of funds in the State budget for this purpose. The project period for subsequent awards will be one year from July 1st through June 30th.”

Funding: Up to $22 million to fund grants for the 2016-2017 school year

Deadlines:  Mandatory Letter of Intent is due by July 20th. Full application materials are due August 17th, 2016.

For complete RFP and further details please visit the NYSED website by clicking here.

Need help with your application?  Contact BRI HERE.


Grant Available to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a opportunity for colleges to enhance undergraduate STEM education with the NSF program “Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR). Funding is available with two program tracks – Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation.  The grant provides a means for colleges to bolster student diversity and overall participation in STEM programs, improve or change curriculums to prepare students to join the evolving STEM workforce, and improve overall student STEM learning outcomes.

Proposal deadline is November 2, 2016.

If you’d like help applying for this grant, please contact Brockport Research Institute.


Campus Cyberinfrastructure Funding Available From the National Science Foundation


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that funding is available to enhance the computing experience on college campuses. The Campus Cyberinfrastructure funding program, or CC*, offers funding to make improvements across many environments.

Institutions can apply for funding in the following categories: Data Driven Multi-Campus or Multi-Institutional models, Cyber Team (building a center of knowledge and expertise), Data Driven Networking Infrastructure, Campus Computing, Network Integration, Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions, Integrated Storage.

The deadline for proposals is August 23, 2016.

Full details about the funding program are available at the NSF website.


NSF Video Showcase

The National Science Foundation has  created a library of videos that “that showcase innovative work to improve science, math, engineering, and computer science education.” The videos were created by NSF-funded resource centers including MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10K Community and ARC. Each video is less than three minutes long. Check it out HERE!

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Grant Opportunity for 15-18 year old Artists from National YoungArts Foundation

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The National YoungArts Foundation is currently accepting applications to their grant program.  Cash awards of up to $10,000 are available for young artists in the fields of Cinema, Design, Theater, Writing, Classical Music, Jazz, Visual Arts, Dance, Photography, and Voice.  YoungArts offers these cash awards as an alternative to traditional scholarships and it allows students to spend the funds any way they see fit to further their education and hone their craft.

Applicants should be between the ages of 15-18 as of December 1, 2016, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status.  There is a $35 application fee, but YoungArts also has a fee-waiver program available.

The deadline for applications is October 14, 2016.  To read more and apply, visit the National YoungArts Foundation website.


NEH Announces Humanities Connections Grants for 2 and 4 year Schools

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is announcing a new grant program that seeks to integrate humanities into every course of study at 2 and 4 year institutions.  They seek creative proposals to develop a minimum of 3 courses that foster a collaboration with the humanities in college students across a wide spectrum of interests.   Classes can be developed for general education curriculum, or they may be designed specifically for a particular course of study.   They require involvement from a minimum of 2 separate departments or schools from each institution, and ask that schools utilize local community organizations and cultural institutions to reach their goals.

The deadline for proposals is October 5, 2016. You can read the full details about the grant program here.


Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy

A new grant application is available from the The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. One grant winner will receive up to $300,000 ($100,000 per year for three years) to establish a Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy in New York State for people over 21 years old with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

From the NYS website: “Research and input from self-advocates and family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have all made clear that there is a need and desire for an educational and training program for self-advocates across New York State to build and develop more advanced leadership skills. The aim of this DDPC initiative is to fund the establishment of a Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy to provide the opportunity for self-advocates to participate in a training program that will enhance their leadership capacity and ability to take on leadership positions in advocacy organizations and efforts.”

Deadlines for Letter-of-Intent Submission & Proposal Submission

  • Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, July 22, 2016

The RFP and important contact information can be found HERE.

Need help with your application?  Contact BRI HERE.

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