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September 04, 2020  -  October 09, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2020 Grant Fellows Workshop for Early-career Faculty

2-hour Zoom meetings over the course of the six weeks.

Limited Enrollment - Click here for the Application 

We are pleased to invite you to apply for the annual Grant Fellows Workshop series for early career faculty across Cornell that will be offered in Fall 2020. This workshop is designed to help grant-interested faculty develop a quality, review-ready proposal, with valuable information and insights from faculty panels and support from grant-successful facilitators. Topics covered will include trends and opportunities in grant making, integrated evaluation plans, persuasive and compelling narrative writing, effective supplementary materials, and addressing unique challenges that historically underrepresented groups may face in accessing research funding. As a result of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, our Fall 2020 cohort will be offered virtually through a series of 2-hour Zoom meetings over the course of the six weeks.

In addition to the six-week workshop, each participant will be assigned a grant-successful faculty reader in their field to give them detailed feedback on their proposal over the course of the 2020-21 year, and will receive travel support and airfare to Washington, DC to meet with relevant federal agency program officers in May, 2021.


 The Grant Fellows Workshop will be offering one 6-session course for early-career faculty on the following dates from 11:00-1:00pm: 

  • Friday, September 4th 
  • Friday, September 11th
  • Friday, September 18th  
  • Friday, September 25th 
  • Friday, October 2nd 
  • Friday, October 9th 

This workshop is aimed at early-career faculty, specifically assistant professors and assistant research professors, and particularly individuals who identify as part of an underrepresented group (including but not limited to persons of color, first-generation college (FGC) graduates, women in STEM, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQQ+). Applicants must be able to commit to fully attend all six sessions. 

If you are interested, please submit an application by Friday, July 10, 2020. We will notify applicants of their acceptance by mid-August, 2020. Due to a high demand, acceptance is not guaranteed for all applicants. If you have any questions, please contact Josephine Martell (Director for Research Development in CALS) at

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.