Congratulations NSF NOYCE winners!

BRI congratulates Le Moyne and Hood Colleges on their successful NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program proposals! The NOYCE program provides funding for talented STEM professionals to become K-12 math or science teachers.
BRI is proud to partner with Le Moyne and Hood Colleges on these exceptional programs!

The deadline for 2017 NSF NOYCE proposals is August 29. Ask how BRI can help!

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Congratulations 21st Century Community Learning Center winners!

BRI congratulates the Ithaca and Sodus Central School Districts on their successful 21st Century Community Learning Center proposals!
The 21st CCLC program provides funding for community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly in high-poverty and low-performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science.
BRI is proud to partner with Ithaca and Sodus on these exceptional programs!

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Brockport Research Institute is now a New York State Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor.

New York State regulations require the successful completion of 100 clock hours of acceptable CTLE for registered holders of professional classroom teaching certificates, educational leadership certificates, or Level III teaching assistant certificates if they practice in a NYS school district or BOCES. Acceptable CTLE must be taken from an approved sponsor.

Brockport Research Institute utilizes a network of experienced educators to provide customized professional learning to meet your organization’s needs.
Ask how we can help!

More information on requirements and exemptions can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/resteachers/CTLE.html

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Grant Opportunity: NYS Connect Kids to Parks Grant Program


The Connect Kids to Parks grant program will refund up to $1000 of field trip costs for visits to a New York State Park, Nature Center, or Historic Site (Parks), or a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Center, fish hatchery, or selected DEC sites. Grants are available on a first come, first served basis. Grants refund field trip costs including transportation, program fees, entry fees, and/or pavilion fees. Schools, youth bureaus, or afterschool programs pay for services and are reimbursed after the trip.
Field trip locations covered under the program include:
• New York State parks, nature centers or historic sites
• Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Centers, or Fish Hatcheries
• Montezuma Audubon Center
• The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks
• Adirondack Loj
• Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center
• Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Eligibility: Public schools and village, town, and county youth bureaus in districts with a Title 1 school (preK-12 and school clubs,) Advantage After School Programs, 21st CCLCs.
Timeline: 2017-2018 applications available July 1, 2017.
For more information, visit the program Website: https://parks.ny.gov/environment/connect-kids/grant-program.aspx

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NSF CAREER Grants

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards to support early-career faculty with the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in their department or organization. Activities of early-career faculty should build toward a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Eligibility
Early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations- Institutions of Higher Learning, and Non-profit organizations.

Amount- $400,000-500,000 for the 5-year duration.

Applications Due: July 19-21, 2017 (BIO, CISE, HER July 19, ENG July 20, GEO, MPS, SBE July 21.)

For more information, visit https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm

Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance throughout the application process.

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Grant Opportunity: Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council

Round 7 of the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is now open for projects seeking support from up to $800 million of available funding via dozens of State agency programs. The CFA is the entry point for access to economic development funding in NYS.
Due Date: Applications accepted until July 28th at 4:00pm.
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
or download the guidebook here https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2017REDCGuidebook.pdf
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the CFA Application process for funding from the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council.

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Bike to School Day Facebook Giveaway

Enter the Bike to School Day Facebook Giveaway challenge for a chance to win 10 Schwinn bikes and 20 Schwinn helmets for Your School!

By 11:59 p.m. PDT on Bike to School Day (May 10):

Register a Bike to School Day event on walkbiketoschool.org.
Like the Walk and Bike to School Day page on Facebook (either through your personal account or school account).
Submit a response to the question “How could your school use ten bikes and twenty helmets?” by Wednesday, May 10.

Contact at info@walkbiketoschool.org. for more information.

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Grant Opportunity: Exemplary School Models and Practices (ESMP), A New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiative


Due Date: June 9, 2017
Eligibility: Large city, New York City, Rural High Needs, Urban/ Suburban High Needs, or NYS public school districts contracted to provide educational services to American Indian reservation populations.
Amount: The maximum award is $140,000 each year for the three-year period. There is a 15% matching funds requirement.

Purpose: The purpose of the ESMP grant is to close the achievement gap and increase academic achievement and college and career readiness (CCR) of students in urban school districts, with an emphasis on boys and young men of color. Grants are awarded to districts that will develop and/or expand exemplary high quality college and career readiness school models, programs and practices that demonstrate cultural and linguistic responsiveness, and emphasize the needs of boys and young men of color.
Website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/2017-20-mbk-exemplary-school-models/home.html

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Grant Opportunity: Farash Foundation Arts and Culture Gift Program

Due Date: Registration due by May 23, 2017.
June 21, 2017: Gifts Announced
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations based in Monroe or Ontario counties (NYS) that are not classified as private foundations or Type III supporting organizations under Section 509.
Purpose: The focus of “Recognizing Our Creative Community: The Farash Arts and Culture Gift Program” has been on institutions that have a primary objective of the promotion of the arts and/or culture through the expression, teaching, or application of human creative skills and imagination, typically in audio, visual, or performance medium.
For more information, visit: http://www.farashfoundation.org/Default.aspx?RD=1211
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process for funding from the Farash Foundation.

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Grant Opportunity: New York State Division of Criminal Justice- Aid to Crime Laboratories

Application Deadline: May 25, 2017 12:00 noon
Purpose: To enhance the capacity of local crime laboratories to process evidence submissions in a timely manner. Funding for personnel, consultants, overtime, lab equipment, and accreditation.
Eligibility: Accredited crime labs in NYS
For more Info: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ofpa/
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process for the Aid to Crime Laboratories grant.

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