STEM Funding Available From Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin offers STEM funding through their grant program for K-12 public schools, Higher Education, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.  Funding is available for STEM programs and military or veterans causes, or other projects to address the needs of communities where Lockheed Martin has a base of operations.

Applications are considered on a year-round basis. To learn more about the grant program, visit their website.



My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grants

Seven million dollars are available through the recently released My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grant from the New York State Education Department.

The program is “designed to encourage regions and school districts to develop and execute cradle-to-college strategies aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color.”

Public school districts that have at least one identified Priority School as of July 1, 2016, are eligible to apply. Applicants must  submit specific plans on how they will address at least two of the following goals:

  • Enter school ready to learn;
  • Read at grade level by third grade;
  • Graduate from high school ready for college and career;
  • Complete post-secondary education or training;
  • Successfully enter the workforce; and
  • Reduce code of conduct violations and provide a second chance.

The project period for the program is from October 1 – August 31. Matching funds are required:

“A minimum 15 percent (%) match of approved grant is required. The matching requirements may be met through the institution’s own resources, private sources, other non-state government sources, and/or in-kind services. “

The application due date is September 15, 2016. The full application and further details can be found at THIS LINK.

BRI can help with your application process. Contact us at or (585) 703-5400.

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Henry Luce Foundation Offers Grants for Higher Education Institutions


The Henry Luce Foundation has a comprehensive funding program that offers a wide array of grant opportunities for Higher Education Institutions.  The fund was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce – co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc.  Two grant-making programs of note include the Higher Education Program to encourage diversity in STEM fields, and the Clare Boothe Luce Program for women in science, mathematics, and engineering.

Proposals are accepted on a year-round basis, but many programs request a letter of intent.  To learn more about the funding opportunities offered by the Foundation, visit their website.  If you’d like suggestions on how your college or institution could take advantage of these grant programs, contact BRI.


The After School Advantage (ASA) Program

IGT is a world wide innovator in the gaming industry. Their community giving program is currently offering funding through their The After School Advantage (ASA) Program.

The program aims to bridge the “Digital Divide” for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who do not have access to computers at home.

“Its goal is to address the needs of underprivileged/at-risk children ages five to 18 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours in a safe environment. It does this by providing qualifying non-profit community agencies and public schools with digital learning centers. Each digital learning center is unique in its design and specific to an organization’s custom needs.”

Funds from this program have been used to build over 270 computer labs around the world.

If your organization is a non-profit 501(C)(3) community agency or public school, you may be eligible to apply for the program.  Click HERE for further info and contact BRI for help with your application.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


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Biological Anthropology Research Funding Available From the NSF

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals for their Biological Anthropology grant program for both general research and doctoral dissertation improvement (DDRIG).

“Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology.”

They suggest that this grant program could be an opportunity to join together fields of social and behavioral science with the physical and natural sciences.

To read the full details on this grant opportunity, visit their website.  The deadline for full proposals is November 16, 2016.


Grants Available for Artists From the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is recognizing the work of non-commercial artists by providing grants of up to $15,000 for first time applicants.  Applicants must be artists of a representational style of art such as painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking who are over the age of 18 and demonstrate a commitment to making art lifetime career.

Applications are accepting year-round.  Visit their website for more information and details on how to apply.


Congratulations to the Geneseo Migrant Center!

We are pleased to announce that the Geneseo Migrant Center was just awarded a two-million dollar High School Equivalency grant (H.E.P.) from the U. S Department of Education



The Geneseo Migrant Center is a division of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and provides a variety of services to migrant farm workers in the area:

“The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farm workers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.”

Funding from the H.E.P grant will allow them to extend their services to migrant students and family members working towards a High School Equivalency Diploma from New York State.

Brockport Research Institute was  proud to assist the Geneseo Migrant Center with their grant application. We will continue to work with the Center as outside evaluators for their H.E.P. program.






NSF Energy for Sustainability Grant

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering an Energy for Sustainability grant program. This grant offers up to $100,000 per year for three years to support research to enable innovative developments in the production and storage of electricity and fuels.  The current focus of this grant includes topics like Biomass Conversion, Biofuels, and Bioenergy, Photovoltaic Solar Energy, and Advanced Batteries.  There are also funding applications for faculty career development and conferences and workshops.

The program is accepting submissions from October 1, 2016 through October 20, 2016. To read the full details and guidelines, visit their website.

If you’d like suggestions on how to utilize this grant program to benefit your organization, BRI is ready to help you!


Connect Kids to Parks

New York Title-1 K-12 schools are now eligible for grants that will help connect students to nature by funding trips to local state parks. Up to $750 can be reimbursed for field trip expenses. Expenses can include bus costs, tolls, and entry fees.


New York state parks offer the public:

  • Trained educational staff
  • 21 parks with environmental education staff
  • 20 historic sites with historic interpretation staff
  • Broad experience in leading field trips. As a leader in school programming in New York State, State Parks lead programs to over 220,000 students in 2015
  • Hands on programs for students in grades K-12 on New York State History, conserving New York’s environmental resources, and outdoor physical fitness
  • Standards based programming in Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Technology, Arts, and Physical Education

Applications are available now, so hurry!  Need help?  Contact BRI for assistance.  Click HERE for a direct link to the application.


Walt Whitman Poetry Award Opens September 1st


The Academy of American Poets announces that they will begin accepting submissions for their Walt Whitman Poetry Award starting on September 1, 2016.  The $5,000 prize is offered to poets who have not yet published in book format. The winner will have their work published by Greywolf Press in paperback format within 1 year of the contest.

The award is open to all US citizens (or residents of 10 years), the poems must be in English, and there are no limitations on the format of the poetry.

The submission period runs from September 1, 2016 through November 1, 2016.  To learn more on how to apply, visit the Academy of American Poets.