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:
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the CFA Application process for funding from the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council.


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
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 or 585-703-5400 or visit


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:

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 or call her at 212-807-4225.


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.

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 or 585-703-5400 or visit


Grant Opportunity: Economic Development Administration Public Works Program

EDA’s Public Works program helps distressed communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure, enabling communities to attract new industry; encourage business expansion; diversify local economies; and generate or retain long-term, private-sector jobs and investment through the acquisition or development of land and infrastructure improvements. Program investments help transition communities from distressed to competitive by developing key public infrastructure, such as technology-based facilities that utilize distance learning networks, smart rooms, and smart buildings; multitenant manufacturing and other facilities; business and industrial parks with fiber optic cable; and telecommunications and development facilities. EDA also invests in traditional public works projects, including water and sewer systems improvements, industrial parks, business incubator facilities, expansion of port and harbor facilities, skill-training facilities, and brownfields redevelopment.

Eligibility: Nonprofits, institutions of higher education, county governments, special district governments, city or township governments. See website for complete list.

For more Information:

Deadline: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Proposals and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new EDAP FFO.

Brockport Research Institute (BRI) is available to help with writing a proposal or to serve as an external evaluator. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at or 585-703-5400 or visit


Teacher Grant Opportunity from Frontier

Grant: $1,000
Eligibility: School teachers and college professors.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Teachers must submit either a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video on the following prompt:
The Internet provides students a vast resource for research and learning. Yet navigating the beneficial and dangerous places online has been an ever-evolving battle. What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety?

For more information, please visit:

If you have any further questions, please contact Jason Linton, Community Manager


US Department of Education: Title III Part A Programs – Strengthening Institutions

Purpose: To help eligible institutions become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability. Funds support planning, faculty development, and establishing endowment funds, along with administrative management, and the development and improvement of academic programs. Other projects include joint use of instructional facilities, construction and maintenance, and student service programs designed to improve academic success, including innovative, customized, instruction courses designed to help retain students and move them rapidly into core courses and through program completion, including remedial education and English language instruction.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher learning that have at least 50 percent of their degree students receiving need-based assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, or a substantial number of students receiving Pell Grants, and have low educational and general expenditures.
Funding: The average grant is awarded for a period of five years. The average annual amount is:
• $400,000 for individual development grants; and
• $600,000 for cooperative arrangement development grants.
Due Date: Deadline: April 17, 2017.
For additional information, please see the complete RFP:
Brockport Research Institute (BRI) is available to help with writing a proposal or to serve as an external evaluator. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at or 585-703-5400 or visit
BRI is a NYS Certified woman-owned business enterprise, which provides four key services: grant writing, project evaluation, professional learning, and project management. We have completed over 30 consulting projects to date for clients in higher education and K-12, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, mostly based in New York State. BRI is experienced with providing formative and summative program evaluation reports to the client for internal use, as well as supporting their required external reporting, including the U.S. Department of Education. BRI clients benefit from ongoing guidance and consultation in measurement of progress toward project goals and recommendations based on data findings. Our staff is highly talented in developing logic models and evaluation plans, creating and administering a range of data collection instruments, analyzing data, and preparing reports for multiple audiences.


NEEF Greening STEM Grant for K-12 Educators Request for Proposals

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with major funding support from Samsung, is offering a total of $12,000 in funding to educators in the New York City/northern New Jersey area and the Washington DC metro area for programs that support the integration of Greening STEM into place-based, hands-on learning experiences on a public land or waterway. Grants will range in size from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
Through these grants, NEEF will support educators who are leading the way in place-based, Greening STEM education on public lands and provide support for continued development and innovation within these programs.

Applicant must:
Teach K-12 students in an educational setting in the United States or eligible U.S. jurisdiction;
Be an employee of a school district or informal education institution; and
Anticipate a teaching assignment between April and December 2017.
Proposed programming must take place within the New York City/northern New Jersey area or the Washington DC/Baltimore metro area.
Previous grantees are eligible to apply for this grant.

Applications Open: February 14, 2017
Applications Due: March 14, 2017
Grant Period: April 24, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Final Report Due: January 31, 2017

For more information, contact


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


For more information, please visit the website:




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.