Emperor Science Award

The Emperor Science Award is a competitive program that offers 10th and 11th grade students a chance to work with a mentoring scientist to explore the world of cancer research.

100 winning students from across the country with a passion for science will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on an important cancer research project. Whether virtually or in a lab, students will be able to connect with their mentors to develop valuable research, organization and communication skills. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Emperor Science Award also provides an exceptional addition to a student’s educational resume, and can help prepare them for higher level research opportunities.

Student applicants will write a 750 word essay addressing a question provided in the instructions, and complete the application.

The award includes:

  • A unique virtual mentoring opportunity with an esteemed scientist and collaboration on a multi-week cancer research project.
  • Free Google Chromebook (value $250).
  • $1500 check to be used for expenses incurred during the research project and learning.


Deadline: Friday March 17th at 11:59 pm EST.

Eligibility:  Students enrolled in grades 10 and 11 for school year 2016-‐2017 in the United States and District of Columbia


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Architecture + Design Program Grants

New Grant Opportunity: NYSCA FY2018
Architecture + Design Program Grants
By Shellie Clark| February 15, 2017
A new grant opportunity is available: NYSCA FY2018 Architecture + Design Program Grants
Agency: NYS Council on the Arts
Purpose: Architecture + Design supports organizations and individuals that promote innovation and excellence in the design arts. NYSCA grants support the preservation and understanding of New York State’s architectural + design heritage, and encourage public understanding of design in New York State.
The program prioritizes the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, graphic, fashion, industrial and interior design. This NYSCA grant supports organizations to help them realize their artistic and cultural visions, and programs that deepen public appreciation and advance understanding of architecture and design.
Non-profit art, culture and heritage organizations that are inclusive and have artists and programmatic offerings that reflect New York State’s diversity of people, geography and artistic interests are supported and encouraged by NYSCA.

Eligibility: Not-For-Profit, Governmental Entity, Tribal Organization
Grant period: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Application Due Date: March 21, 2017; 4pm EST
Funding Availability- General Operating Support $5000-$50,000 Project Support $2,500-$25,000 Independent Projects- up to $10,000

For additional information, please see the complete RFP:

If you have question or need assistance with your proposal, BRI is happy to help.


New Grant Opportunity: Removing Barriers to CTE Programs

A new grant opportunity is available: Removing Barriers to CTE Programs for English Language Learner’s and Students with Disabilities Grant Application

Agency: NYS Education Department

PurposeThis program seeks to help eliminate barriers faced by students with disabilities and English language/multilingual learners face as they work towards high school graduation in Career and Technical Education programs (CTE).

Applicants should identify specific barriers faced by these students in their CTE programs and suggest how partnering with other organizations will help overcome these barriers.  Costs associated with a plan of action should be one-time expenses.

Eligibility: Local Educational Agencies (LEA), BOCES (lead agencies) in partnership with institutions of higher education, community and business organizations

Grant period:  September 1, 2017- August 31, 2018

Application Due Date: March 2

Funding availability: $1 million is available statewide with awards of not more than $200,000 each.

For additional information, please see the complete RFP: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/2017-2018-cte-ell-swd/home.html

If you have question or need assistance with your proposal, BRI is happy to help.