FIT Grants

FIT grants are offered through several divisions of the college.

Both the Sustainability Council and the Diversity Collective were established by President Joyce F. Brown to develop and foster sustainability and diversity initiatives throughout the FIT community. The co-chairs of each council administer the funds under the auspices of the Office of the President.

Diversity Grants

Encourages the development of educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors and professional activities that promote the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  All grantseekers must have attended a Diversity Collective grants workshop to be eligible to apply for funding. 

[Note: If you plan to submit a grant through the SUNY Diversity Program, you must submit to [email protected].  Do not send directly to SUNY.]  
Award Amount:  Dependent upon number of requests accepted
Deadline:  2024 Deadline TBA
Apply:  Diversity Collective Grants

Diversity Collective Event Grants

The Diversity Collective celebrates events and presentations that showcase the creativity and rich diversity of experience at FIT through the lens of the arts, careers, curriculum, social media, technology, and other fields.  Presenters/requesters will be notified by date TBA if the proposal has been accepted and amount funded.

Award Amount:  $1,000 max
Deadline:  2024 Deadline TBA
Apply:  Diversity Collective Call for Events

Sustainability Grants

Supports creative and innovative initiatives that help to infuse various aspects of sustainability into our college culture, curricula, operations, and physical environment.
Award Amount:  $5,000 max
Deadline:  January 29, 2024
Apply:  Sustainability Council Grants 

Faculty Development Grants

Dedicated to the development of faculty in their creative inquiry and growth as educators, scholars, artists, designers, business innovators, and industry-related professionals.
Award Amount: $1,000 max (for domestic research/activity) and $1,500 max (for international research/activity)
Deadline(s):  Applications are being accepted for virtual activities
Apply:  CET Faculty Development Grants