Grant Opportunity: Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council

May 2017: Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Anticipated Application Period
The CFA is the entry point for access to economic development funding in NYS.
May 25, 2017: Next Public Meeting for the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council
The Finger Lakes Region’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan consists of three industry clusters, or pillars, that will act as the core drivers of job and output growth: Optics, Photonics, and Imaging; Agriculture and Food Production; and Next Generation Manufacturing and Technology.
For more information, visit: https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/finger-lakes
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the CFA Application process for funding from the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council.

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Grant Opportunity: NYSED Teachers of Tomorrow


Application Due: May 18, 2017 5PM
Project Period: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2021.
The purpose of the Teachers of Tomorrow Program is to assist school districts in the recruitment, retention, and certification of qualified teachers in districts experiencing a teacher shortage, especially low-performing schools.
Grant funds will be distributed on a competitive basis to fund activities in each of the following six categories:
1. Teacher Recruitment Incentives
2. Summer in the City Internships for City School Districts in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers and NYC Dept. of Education
3. Master Teacher Program
4. Tuition Reimbursement Program
5. Science, Mathematics and Bilingual Education Tuition
Reimbursement Program
6. Summer Teacher Training Program for NYC Department of
Education schools only

Award: Varies by location and category
Eligibility: School districts are given priority in the following order:
1. Low-Performing Schools Under Registration Review that are designated as teacher and/or subject shortage areas
2. Low-Performing Schools that are designated as teacher and/or subject shortage areas
3. Schools that are designated as teacher and/or subject shortage areas.
For complete details, please see the RFP at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/tot/tot.html
Brockport Research Institute’s talented and experienced writers are available to help with your proposal. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at ssilver@brockportresearchinstitute.com or 585-703-5400 or visit www.brockportresearchinstitute.com.

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EDC’s Center for Children and Technology (CCT) Playing with Data Research project

The Playing with Data research project is currently recruiting 7th and 8th grade science teachers for a classroom-based study beginning in late September/early October 2017! The NSF-funded project is investigating how teachers use data from video gameplay for formative assessment. Participating teachers will use a mini-unit created to develop students’ basic skills in argumentation. The supplemental mini-unit includes an iPad-based game—Mars Generation One—designed to build argumentation skills through gameplay. The mini-unit also includes comprehensive lesson plans and classroom activities, which will be implemented during teachers’ regular units on Energy, and a capstone project for classroom debate. The length of implementation is approximately 3 weeks. Participants will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours beyond their regular teaching time completing study requirements (e.g., completing surveys and participating in interviews). Teachers will receive a $500.00 stipend at the end of the study.
Please visit the program website for more information: http://playingwithdata.edc.org.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the pilot and impact study, teachers may need access to iPads and Internet for every student during classroom periods when implementing the Playing with Data mini-unit.
Participating teachers will receive stipends of $500. Teachers who participate in the impact study will also receive teacher lesson plans (a supplemental mini-unit), premium access to the LRNG-GlassLab teacher dashboard, and premium access to all LRNG-GlassLab games for all participating students for one calendar year.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Heather Kim at hkim@edc.org or call her at 212-807-4225.

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Grant Opportunity: National Endowment for the Humanities- Humanities Access Grant

Deadline for applications: May 3, 2017
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults 18-30. Programs supported by Humanities Access grants have included a young readers’ initiative sponsored by a state humanities council, a “family conversations” program at a rural historical society connecting the area’s cultural and natural resources, and internships for students at a liberal arts college to work in local cultural organizations during the summer.

Eligibility: The grants provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations.

Humanities Access Grants offer two years of match-based funding. All funds must be expended by the end of the grant period. Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds but to expand or enhance an existing humanities program. Institutions that have never received an NEH grant and small to mid-sized institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Award Information: NEH will offer successful applicants a one-to-one matching grant of either $50,000 or $100,000 divided evenly over the first two years of the three-year grant.
The Humanities Access grant period begins May 1, 2017 and ends September 30, 2020. Annual certification of gifts is due no later than May 1, 2018; and May 1, 2019.

Website: https://www.neh.gov/grants/challenge/humanities-access-grants
Brockport Research Institute (BRI) is available to help with writing a proposal. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at ssilver@brockportresearchinstitute.com or 585-703-5400 or visit www.brockportresearchinstitute.com.

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