Several Cornell entities have funding opportunities for which individuals at Cornell can apply. The below list provides summaries of many of these opportunities. Details may be found by following the links and the program contacts can provide more information. 

If you are a Cornell entity, contact Research Development.

 
If you are a Cornell funding entity with updates or additions, contact Research Development.

 

 

Summaries of Internal Funding

Note: The following summaries are intended for informational purposes. Always review the sponsoring entity's own announcements and reach out to the program contacts to verify program guidelines, requirements, and deadlines. This list is not exhaustive.

Deadline Subject Area Sponsor Program Contact Funding Amount
January Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Academic Integration Initiative Intercampus Research Symposia Grant Kristin Hopkins $25,000
December Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Academic Integration Initiative Multi-Investigator Seed Grant Kristin Hopkins  $75,000 - $100,000
February Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Academic Venture Fund (LOI required, full proposal date is 3/31/2016) Graham Kerslick $50,000 - $150,000 for up to 2 years
Always open Sustainability Research Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Rapid Response Fund (time-sensitive) Graham Kerslick Up to $10,000
Varies Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Innovation for Impact Fund (IIF) non- academic partner required Graham Kerslick Approx. $50,000 - $200,000 research (partner-dependent, specified in call)
Check website Social Sciences Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research BCTR Fellows Program Center Email Contact 2 years support
Check website Social Sciences Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research Research Navigator Initiative Jennifer Tiffany  
March Agricultural & environmental biotechnologies;
Biochemistry / Biophysics;
Bioengineered pest control;
Bioremediation / Biodegradation;
Bioinformatics / Computational biology;
Diagnostics & detection technologies;
Genomics / Proteomics / Metabolomics;
Medical devices;
Microbiome technologies;
Nanobiotechnologies;
Therapeutics;
Tissue engineering;
Vaccines & immunotechnologies;
Veterinary technologies
Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) CAT Funding Awards Proposals Marla Coppolino Single Investigator: $75,000/yr.

Multi-Investigator: Based on total company matching dollars of all investigators
TBA Energy Center for Alkaline-Based Energy Solutions CABES Seed Program Dr. Paul Mutolo 2 years support for 1 student
Early Summer Physics/Bright Beams Research Center for Bright Beams Seed Program Center Email Contact Supports 1 graduate student
2x/year Data Science Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society(New center--Not publicly announced yet) Boot Camp Program David Shmoys Up to $40,000
April Materials Research Center for Materials Research CCMR Seed Program Frank Wise Up to $200,000/yr
2x/year Technology Commercialization and New Ventures Center for Technology Licensing Cornell Technology Acceleration and Maturation (CTAM) Fund   Up to $50,000
Feb Immunology-Related Research Cornell Center for Immunology Core Facilities Seed Funds Center Email Contact $5,000 - $15,000
Sept/Feb Social Sciences Cornell Center for Social Sciences CCSS Small Grants Program - Conferences Center Email Contact $5,000
Sept/Feb Social Sciences Cornell Center for Social Sciences CCSS Small Grants Program - Research Center Email Contact Up to $12,000
Open call Social Sciences Cornell Center for Social Sciences CCSS Collaborative Project Grants Center Email Contact Up to $150,000
Rolling Social Sciences Cornell Center for Social Sciences CCSS Working Group Grants Center Email Contact Up to $3,000
Varies Social Sciences Cornell Center for Social Sciences CCSS Fellows Program Center Email Contact $10,000
February Social Sciences Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality  Faculty Research Grants Mary Newhart Up to $75,000
October Vertebrate Genomics Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics Seed Grant Program  Charlotte Williams $20,000 - $25,000
3x/year Vertebrate Genomics Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics Travel Awards Charlotte Williams $500
Jan, May, Sept Biotechnology Cornell Institute of Biotechnology Seed Research Awards BRC Director Email Contact Up to $10,000
March Biotechnology Cornell Institute of Biotechnology Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) Awards Marla Coppolino Up to $75,000
March Sexuality and Rare Manuscript Collection Cornell University Library Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grants Brenda Marston $1,350
March Stem Cells Cornell University Stem Cell Program Travel Awards Elana Cestero $1,500
Rolling Stem Cells Cornell University Stem Cell Program Seed Funding Elana Cestero $15,000
Various Community-engaged learning/All areas Engaged Cornell Engaged Cornell Grant Opportunities Center Email Contact See programs for details
Oct, Mar International interdisciplinary research & education Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Faculty Seed Grants Jason Hecht $10,000
Oct, Mar International activities and events Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Small Grant Competition Jason Hecht $5,000
December Socioenvironmental dynamics and complexity, Recognition of multiple spatiotemporal and hierarchical scales, and Attention to the roles of governance, democracy and authority OVP for International Affairs Migrations initiative grants Email Contact $15,000 maximum award per the four supported activity areas
Contact OVPR Basic Research OVPR Visionary Research Fund Visionary Research Fund - Break Through Projects OVPR Email Contact $500,000+
Contact OVPR Basic Research OVPR Visionary Research Fund Visionary Research Fund - Institute-Scale Program OVPR Email Contact $5,000,000 and above
Contact OVPR Basic Research OVPR Visionary Research Fund Visionary Research Fund - Seed Funding OVPR Email Contact $100,000+ for 2 years
January All areas President’s Council of Cornell Women Affinito-Stewart Grants   Up to $10,000
September Humanities Society for the Humanities NEH Summer Stipends Kina Viola $6,000
October Humanities Society for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship Kina Viola  
October Humanities Society for the Humanities Humanites Corridor Conference Initiative Emily Parsons  
October Humanities Society for the Humanities Humanites Corridor Working Groups Aimee Germain
(315) 443-8685
$1,500 - $5,000
October Humanities Society for the Humanities Humanities Research Grants Kina Viola $3,000
October Humanities Society for the Humanities Society Fellowship Center Email Contact $52,000
Check website Humanities Society for the Humanities Brett de Bary Interdisciplinary Mellon Writing Groups   Up to $5,000
Check website Humanities Society for the Humanities Humanities Events Co-Sponsorship Emily Parsons  
Check website Humanities Society for the Humanities Interdisciplinary Monograph Writing Group   Up to $1,000 per participant

 

Deadline Subject Area Sponsor Program Link Contact Funding Amount
February Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Small Grants Program  Program Information Graham Kerslick $4,000
LOI August Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships  Program Information Carrie Young $60,000 salary, plus benefits, plus $15,000 research costs
October Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Sustainable Biodiversity Fund Program Information Monica Gerber $8,000
November Vertebrate Genomics Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics Genomic Scholars Program Program Information Charlotte Williams $10,000 - $30,000
3x yearly Vertebrate Genomics Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics Travel Awards Program Information Charlotte Williams $500
March Stem Cells Cornell University Stem Cell Program Travel Awards Program Information Elena Cestero $1,500
Rolling Stem Cells Cornell University Stem Cell Program Seed Funding Program Information Elena Cestero $15,000
November Humanities Society for the Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Information Center Email Contact $53,000 / yr

 

Deadline Subject Area Sponsor Program Link Contact Funding Amount
October Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Sustainable Biodiversity Fund  Program Information Monica Gerber $8,000
Check website Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Sustainable Biodiversity Fund  Program Information Graham Kerslick $4,000
Check website Sustainable Solutions Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Sustainable Biodiversity Fund  Program Information Graham Kerslick $4,000
3x yearly Social Sciences Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality  Seed Grants--Graduated Student Research Program Information    
February Vertebrate Genomics Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics Research and Career Training Grant Program Information Charlotte Williams  
March Vertebrate Genomics Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics Genomic Scholars Program  Program Information Charlotte Williams $10,000 - $30,000
November Vertebrate Genomics Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics Travel Awards Program Information Charlotte Williams $500
March Stem Cells Cornell University Stem Cell Program Travel Awards Program Information Elena Cestero $1,500
Rolling Stem Cells Cornell University Stem Cell Program Seed Funding Program Information Elena Cestero $15,000
Varies Community Engagement Engaged Cornell Engaged Cornell Grant Opportunities Program Information Center Email Contact See programs for details
October Humanities Society for the Humanities Various travel, research, fellowship grants Program Information    
Check website Humanities Society for the Humanities Mellon Graduate Fellowship Program Information Kina Viola $27,500 stipend, tuition and insurance