February 2014
Vol. 28, Issue 2
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • 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


Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 1710
Albany, NY 12248

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.

  • Eligibility: 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.

  • Funding: Up to $3,000 per award

  • Deadline: March 3, 2014

  • Contact: Erin Tobin, Regional Director, Technical and Grant Programs
    Eastern New York, New York City and Long Island
    Phone: (518) 462-5658, ext. 12
    Email: etobin@preservenys.org
    Tania Werbizky, Regional Director, Technical and Grant Programs
    Western and Central New York, and Southern Tier
    Phone: (607) 272-6150
    Email: twerbizky@preservenys.org
    Website: www.preservenys.org/01_what_grants_tag.html

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.

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:

This initiative is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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.

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.

Scholar Awards…

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.

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.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes.
Grant writing

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.

In addition:

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 www.foundationcenter.org.

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