NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Funding to support projects that preserve NY’s cultural and historic resources
Funding to support research on the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence
Funding to support transitioning post-doctoral scientists and junior faculty who are underrepresented in biomedical research
Funding for projects aimed at promoting learning, civic engagement, and psychosocial well-being among college students
Grants to support training programs for scholars to broaden their knowledge of digital humanities
Doctoral fellowships to enable CPAs to enter and move ahead in the accounting profession and academe
Fellowships to allow poetry writers the time and means to write
Grant writing classes
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On the state level...
All not-for-profit applicants must now pre-qualify on the NYS Grants Reform website at
grantsreform.ny.gov/grantees in order
to apply for certain New York State grant solicitations. Potential not-for-profit applicants are strongly encouraged
to begin the process of registering and prequalifying immediately, as this is a lengthy process.
New York State Council for the Arts
The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council for the Arts have announced their Technical Assistance Grants program to provide support for discrete projects that preserve New York State’s cultural and historic resources. The grants will support professional services of architects, engineers and other design and preservation professionals working with not-for-profit groups and municipalities to preserve their buildings, structures, and other resources that serve an arts and/or cultural function.
Not-for-profit arts/cultural groups and municipalities managing an arts/cultural facility only. Prior grant recipients must have successfully completed their funded project to qualify for future grants. Eligible groups may apply for only one project per grant cycle and must provide $500 toward the total project cost. State agencies, friends groups of NYS-owned sites, religious institutions, and private property owners are ineligible for this program.
Up to $3,000 per award
March 3, 2014
Erin Tobin, Regional Director, Technical and Grant Programs
Eastern New York, New York City and Long Island
Phone: (518) 462-5658, ext. 12
Tania Werbizky, Regional Director, Technical and Grant Programs
Western and Central New York, and Southern Tier
Phone: (607) 272-6150
On the federal level...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced their Evaluating Promising Strategies to Build the Evidence Base for Sexual Violence funding opportunity. The purpose of this announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for the perpetration of sexual violence. Research funded under this announcement will address these priorities by rigorously evaluating programs, strategies, or policies for their impact on rates of sexual violence perpetration in one of two areas: (a) strategies that engage boys and men, or (b) structural, environmental, and/or policy interventions.
Public/state-controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; Hispanic-serving institutions; historically black colleges and universities; tribally controlled colleges and universities; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions; non-profit organizations; small businesses; for-profit organizations; state, county, city or township and special district governments; Indian/Native American tribal governments; eligible agencies of the federal government; independent school districts; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations; faith-based or community-based organizations; and regional organizations.
Up to $450,000 per award per year.
Deadline: Letter of Intent due February 14, 2014. Application due March 19, 2014.
Contact: Tim Carrigan
Terika Slocumb, Grants Management Specialist
Procurement and Grants Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K-70
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 488-2716
Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the Department of Health and Human Services, is now accepting applications for their Summer Institutes Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) funding opportunity announcements. Through this opportunity, NIH seeks to support Summer Institutes Programs and a Coordinating Center that will provide junior faculty and transitioning post-doctoral scientists, whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in biomedical research, with opportunities to gain the knowledge and tools they need to carry out independent and meaningful research and advance their careers. In support of this goal, this initiative uses two FOAs (RFA–HL-14-021 and RFA-HL-14-022) to support the following activities:
Research experiences for transitioning post-doctorates and junior faculty to extend their skills, experience and knowledge.
Courses for skills development, for example, advanced courses in a specific discipline or research area, clinical procedures for research or specialized research techniques.
Mentoring activities that dedicate efforts to provide not only technical expertise, but advice, insight, and professional career skills to transitioning post-doctorates and junior faculty
This initiative is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Public/state-controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; historically black colleges and universities; tribally controlled colleges and universities; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions; Asian-American Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions; and non-profit organizations.
$2,370,000 for up to eight summer institutes awards.
Deadline: Letter of Intent due February 13, 2014. Application due March 13, 2014.
Contact: Josephine Boyington, PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Phone: (301) 435-0446
Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-021.html and http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-022.html
On the private level...
Bringing Theory to Practice
The national Bringing Theory to Practice project is accepting proposals from universities and colleges in the United States for projects aimed at promoting the relationship of engaged learning, civic engagement, and psychosocial well-being among college and university students. Bringing Theory to Practice is an independently funded project that works in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Seminar grants will be awarded for projects that bring together diverse members of the campus community to discuss the civic mission of the institution and how that mission can be achieved.
Institutions awarding baccalaureate degrees, community colleges and equivalent non-U.S. institutions. Bringing Theory to Practice’s focus is on undergraduate institutions and populations.
Up to $1,000 per award
March 15, 2014
Contact: Dylan Joyce
Bringing Theory to Practice
1818 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has made available grants for their Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities program. The purpose of these grants is to support national or regional training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences.
Any U.S. non-profit organization with IRS tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Awards range from $50,000 to $250,000 for one to three years.
March 11, 2014
Contact: Office of Digital Humanities
Phone: 1(800) 518-4726
American Institute of CPAs Foundation
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is awarding doctoral fellowships to full-time minority accounting scholars. The AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students is designed to enable CPAs with diverse backgrounds to enter and move ahead in the accounting profession and academe. The AICPA aims to increase the number of CPA role models who can positively influence the career decisions of young people in the academic environment. Fellowships are awarded once a year to full-time minority accounting scholars who show significant potential to become accounting educators.
Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:
Have a) applied to a doctoral program and awaiting word on acceptance; b) been accepted into a doctoral program; or c)already matriculated in a doctoral program and pursuing appropriate coursework
Earned a Master’s Degree and/or completed at least 3 years of full-time experience in the accounting practice
Be a minority student of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Native American ethnicity
Attend school on a full-time basis and plan to remain enrolled full-time until attaining doctoral degree
Agree not to work full-time in a paid position or accept responsibility for teaching more than one course per semester as a teaching assistant, or dedicate more than one quarter of the time as a research assistant
Be a CPA or plan to pursue the CPA credential
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)
$12,000 per fellowship
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Phone: (919) 402-4682
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced their 2014 Creative Writing Fellowships in poetry. The Creative Writing Fellowships encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write. The fellowship program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry available in alternating years.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. To be eligible to apply in poetry, between January 1, 2007 and March 12, 2014, applicants must have had published:
A volume of 48 or more pages of poetry; or
Twenty or more different poems or pages of poetry in five or more literary journals, anthologies, or publications which regularly include poetry as a portion of their format. Up to 16 poems may be in a single volume of poetry of fewer than 48 pages. This volume, however, may count as only one of the required five places of publication. For online publications, a page of poetry is considered to be twenty lines or less.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes.
Grant-seeking Basics: March 6
Attendees will learn how the Center’s resources help make them more effective grantseekers. For beginners, this introduction to the library provides instruction in foundation research and identification of potential funders. A tour of the library will follow.
Introduction to Finding Funders: March 6, 20
This class provides a hands-on introduction on how to use the center’s comprehensive online database – The Foundation Directory Online – to research and identify potential funders. The Foundation Directory Online contains over 100,000 profiles of grant-making institutions.
Proposal Writing Basics: March 1, 25
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.
Proposal Budgeting Basics: March 25
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.
Classes are held at The Foundation Center, located at:
New York Library
79 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.
For additional training opportunities, to register, or for more information, call 212-620-4230 or visit
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