NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Recognition awards for teachers and citizens who educate students and individuals about violations of human rights in history
Funding to further the research of women with disabilities and the impacts of pregnancy
Grants to support the protection of historic battlefields
Funding to conduct research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for workers in the U.S.
Funding for projects that promote education and equality for women and girls
Awards for theoretical computer science graduate students
Fellowships for graduate students to complete their dissertations
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New York State Assembly
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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 Education Department
The Board of Regents invites nominations for the Louis E. Yavner Teaching and Citizen Awards. These awards provide recognition of a teacher and a citizen who have made outstanding contributions to New York State education about violations of human rights. The awards were established by the Regents and funded by the late Regent Emeritus Louis E. Yavner.
To be eligible, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Teaching Award Criteria: The nominee’s work related to violations of human rights will be judged according to the following criteria:
activities in public and/or nonpublic schools, including courses taught, extracurricular activities for students, school-wide programming, etc. within the last 5 years;
activities outside of school, such as workshops, presentations, exhibits, etc. which have benefited professional associations, higher education institutions, cultural institutions, civic groups and/or service organizations within the last 5 years;
total number of students, teachers and others reached through both in-school and out-of-school activities; and
impact of work on students, the local community, professionals and others.
Citizen Award Criteria: The general criteria for this award are:
contributions on a local, regional and/or statewide basis to education about violations of human rights;
total number of students, teachers and others reached through the candidate’s work; and
impact of candidate’s contributions on others.
December 15, annually.
Office of Curriculum & Instruction, Louis E. Yavner Award
New York State Education Department, Room 318 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-5922
On the federal level...
Department of Health and Human Services
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has released a funding opportunity announcement requesting exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications to investigate the incidence, course and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. The goal of this initiative is to stimulate research in this understudied area of significant importance to women, their partners and their families, and to develop evidence-based interventions and supports to achieve optimal pregnancy outcomes and early parenting experiences.
Public/state-controlled or 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; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions; nonprofit organizations; for-profit organizations; small businesses; state, county, city, 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; faith-based or community-based organizations and regional organizations. Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support.
The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.
Deadline: Letter of Intent due January 16, 2015 (optional). Application due February 16, 2015.
Contact: Bryan Clark, MBA
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Phone: (301) 435-6975
National Park Service
The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions and local, regional, state and tribal governments to submit applications for the 2015 Battlefield Planning Grants. The purpose of this grant program is to provide seed money for projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation and interpretation of battlefield land and/or historic sites associated with battlefields. The ABPP supports projects that lead to the protection of battlefield land and sites associated with battlefields. Project areas must be on American (U.S.) soil and/or within U.S. territorial waters.
Battlefield Land – Sites where armed conflict, fighting or warfare occurred between two opposing military organizations or forces recognized as such by their respective cultures (not civil unrest).
Associated Sites – Sites occupied before, during or after a battle at which events occurred that had a direct influence on the tactical development of the battle or the outcome of the battle. A site must be associated with a battle in order to be considered an Associated Site.
Nonprofit groups, academic institutions and local, regional, state and tribal governments.
There is no minimum or maximum award amount. The average award amount is $32,300, although the ABPP has awarded grants of up to $117,000.
The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on the Future of Work supports research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States. The foundation seeks research proposals that will broaden understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings and the quality of jobs of American workers. They are especially interested in funding analyses of original qualitative and quantitative data sources and novel uses of existing sources of data to address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the well-being of workers, today and in the future.
The Russell Sage Foundation does not provide funding to other organizations or social service organizations. They only fund social science research projects conducted by qualified Ph.D.-level researchers. Visit www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply for more information.
Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded.
Letter of Intent due January 16, 2015. Full proposal due March 16, 2015.
Contact: Russell Sage Foundation
111 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 750-6000
American Association of University Women
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.
One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2014-15 academic year. Due to the long-standing, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.
Community Action Grants
Individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations to fund innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls
Eligibility: Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Selected Professions Fellowships
Eligibility: Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business and medicine
The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and Physical Sciences invites applications for the Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science programs. These awards will be made to graduate students with an outstanding track record of research accomplishments. Theoretical computer science is unique in that graduate students working independently produce some of the best results in the field. With this award, the foundation seeks to identify and support these emerging stars by providing additional support to enable them to freely pursue their research interests.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a graduate student who has completed two, three or four years at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education at the time of the award start date. A track record of outstanding results in theoretical computer science is the key criterion. There are no citizenship requirements.
Awards are granted for a period of two years for up to $24,000 per year. The award will commence June 1, 2015, and end May 31, 2017. An awardee must be a graduate student for the duration of the award.
February 12, 2015
Elizabeth Roy, Program Manager
Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
Phone: (212) 524-6966
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation will award ten or more dissertation fellowships to graduate students who will complete the writing of their dissertation in 2016. The fellowships are intended to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work. Topics that interest the foundation include violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
These grants are made to Ph.D. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun. If analysis and writing are not far enough along for an applicant to be confident that s/he will complete the dissertation within the year, s/he should not apply, as the application will not be competitive with those that comply with this timetable.
These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner.
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Contact: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
25 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (646) 428-0971
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes.
Grant-seeking Basics: December 11, 20
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: December 11
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: December 6, 23
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.
Proposal Budgeting Basics: December 23
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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