Recent Grant Awardees

Ann Coppinger, Foundation for Advancement in Conservation [FAIC] and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, "The Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowship," 2021.

Natalie Nudell and Karen Trivette, Council on Library and Information Services [CLIR], "Ruth Finley Fashion Calendar Archive," 2021.

Colleen Hill, New York State Council on the Arts [NYSCA], "Reinvention & Restlessness: 1990s Fashion," 2021.

Tanya Melendez, New York State Council on the Arts [NYSCA], "Why Shoes Matter," 2021.

Karen Pearson, et al., State University of New York [SUNY], "PPE for Diverse Body Types," 2021.

Kyunghee Pyun, Academy of Korean Studies [AKS], "Korean Dress History," 2021.

Kyunghee Pyun, National Endowment for the Humanities [NEH], "Shop Girls to Show Girls: Teaching Resources on New York’s Working Class for Community College Students," 2020.

Karen Pearson, National Endowment for the Arts [NEA], "An Initiative Focused on Sustainable Materials and Ethical Design in Fashion," 2020.

Karen Trivette, National Park Service (in collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Services [IMLS], the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA], and the National Endowment for the Humanities [NEH]), Save America's Treasures, Seventh Heaven:  Preserving FIT Records from the Garment District, 2020.

Theanne Schiros and Amy Sperber, The Hearst Foundations, A Wearable Optical-Sensing Garment .. Design, Engineering and Education for a Healthy Humanity, 2020.

Susanne Goetz, AFFOA [Advanced Functional Fabrics of America], MicroAward, Embroidery of Advanced Microfilaments, 2020.

Theanne Schiros, NEA Foundation, Learning and Leadership Grant, There is No Limit - Building Inclusive Sustainable Development Models through Textiles, Transparency, and Circularity in a Materials Economy, 2019.

Ann Coppinger, Institute of Museum and Library Services [IMLS], Museums for America, Material Evidence: Assessing Risk in the Collection of The Museum at FIT, 2019.

Patricia Mears, NYSCA [New York State Council on the Arts], Architecture + Design, Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse, 2019.

Amy Sperber, NYSCA [New York State Council on the Arts], Architecture + Design Independent Projects, Open Source Fashion Avatars: A Digital Dress Form, 2019.

Deborah Berhanu and Karen Pearson, NSF [National Science Foundation], MRI (Major Research Instrumentation Program), Acquisition of a Benchtop Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope, 2019.

Michelle Handelman, Creative Capital, Creative Capital Award, DELIRIUM, 2019.

Kyunghee Pyun and Elaine Maldonado, SUNY IITG, FIT, SBU [Stony Brook University], SUNY Old Westbury, and Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership, Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom, 2018.

Meira Goldberg, Co-Director, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and Humanities NY-Action GrantThe Body Questions: Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots, 2018.

Dan Levinson-Wilk and Kyunghee Pyun, NEH [National Endowment for the Humanities] Humanities Connections, Teaching Business and Labor History to Art & Design Students, 2018.

Karen Pearson and Joanne Arbuckle, NEA [National Endowment for the Arts] ArtWorks, New Sustainable Design, 2018.

Justine DeYoung, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Fashion History Timeline, 2018.

Kyunghee Pyun and Dan Levinson-Wilk, SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines, Teaching Business and Labor History Across SUNY Campuses, 2018.