Back to School with BRI

Brockport Research Institute (BRI) can help with all of your Professional Development needs this year!  From a set curriculum to a customized program, we have an extensive network of experienced instructors that will give your organization many choices and resources to fit whatever needs you may have.  

Our Professional Development/CTLE Course Catalog for 2017-2018 is now available. To see how we can help your organization with it’s professional learning needs, check it out!

A few highlights from our Catalog

  • Evaluations
  • Grant Writing
  • Wellness and Physical Fitness
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Leadership
  • STEM Workshops
  • Pedagogy

Don’t see a course that fits your needs?  Ask about our customized programs!

Brockport Research Institute is a  NYS Approved CTLE Sponsor and a NYS certified M/WBE.

 

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NSF INCLUDES Seeks to Broaden STEM Diversity

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers funding through their Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science – also know as NSF INCLUDES.  They seek bold and innovative approaches to solving the complex issues of equity and inclusion in all aspects of the field of STEM education and careers.

The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support innovative models, networks, partnerships, technical capabilities and research that will enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.

Institutes of higher education, school districts, and non-profit organizations are all eligible for NSF INCLUDES.

Preliminary proposals are due February 14, 2017 and the full proposal deadline is May 16, 2017.  For more information on the program and for details on how to apply, visit the NSF INCLUDES website.

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Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program Grant

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The Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program Grant is made available from the US Department of Heath and Human Services: Bureau of Health Workforce Division of Nursing and Public Health.

 “The purpose of NWD is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented among registered nurses.  The program supports projects that provide student stipends or scholarships, stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program, student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities.”

The program is accepting applications through November 14, 2016, and there is a technical assistance webinar coming up on September 27, 2016 at 2:30pm.

Full details on the grant can be found online at the Grants.gov website.

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Henry Luce Foundation Offers Grants for Higher Education Institutions

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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.

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