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Joint Research and Education Seed Grants

Global Cornell is offering competitive faculty grants in collaboration with several Global Hubs partners. Apply for funding to explore potential research and teaching collaborations with colleagues at Hubs universities.

These seed grants have been established to bring faculty from partner institutions together to develop joint projects that will strengthen Cornell and Global Hubs partner universities' strategic priorities and develop multidisciplinary cutting-edge research and curriculum to create academic and societal impact.

Seven of the competitions are for research collaborations, and one is for teaching. Additional funding opportunities will be made available on a rolling basis.

Applications are due on October 21 unless otherwise noted. Times and dates for joint info sessions are noted below. 

University of Edinburgh–Cornell University (Edinburgh–Cornell) 

Up to five (5) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $5,000/£4,000 from each university for a total of $10,000/£8,000.

A virtual info session was held on September 30.

Learn More and Apply for the Edinburgh-Cornell Award


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology–Cornell University (HKUST–Cornell) 

Up to five (5) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $5,000 from each university for a total of $10,000.

A virtual info session was held on September 28 (Ithaca) / September 29 (Hong Kong).

Learn More and Apply for the HKUST-Cornell Award


King's College London–Cornell University (King's–Cornell) 

Up to five (5) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $5,000/£4,000 from each university for a total of $10,000/£8,000.

A virtual info session was held on September 30.

Learn More and Apply for the King's-Cornell Award


National University of Singapore–Cornell University (NUS–Cornell)

Up to five (5) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $5,000 from each university for a total of $10,000.

A virtual info session was held on September 20 (Ithaca) / September 21 (Singapore).

Learn More and Apply for the NUS-Cornell Award


University of Sydney–Cornell University (USYD–Cornell) 

Up to four (4) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $7,500/AUD10,000 from each university for a total of $15,000/AUD 20,000.

* Applications should be submitted online via USyd Funding Schemes Site. Applications can only be initiated by the USYD PI. Cornell PI may access and edit the applications after an invitation from USYD PI.

A virtual info session was held on September 28 (Ithaca) / September 29 (Sydney).

Learn More and Apply for the USyd-Cornell Award


University College London–Cornell University (UCL–Cornell) 

Up to five (5) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $5,000/£4,000 from each university for a total of $10,000/£8,000.

Joint Info Session on October 4

Learn More and Apply for the UCL-Cornell Award


Universidad San Francisco de Quito–Cornell University (USFQ–Cornell) 

Up to five (5) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $5,000 from each university for a total of $10,000.

A virtual info session was held on September 28.

Learn More and Apply for the USFQ-Cornell Award


Imperial College London–Cornell University (Imperial–Cornell)

Up to five (5) teaching proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $4,000 from each university for a total of $8,000.

Joint Info Session on September 26

Learn More and Apply for the Imperial-Cornell Award


Eligibility

  • Faculty are welcome to apply for more than one grant program. Requests for Proposals (RFP) and sample applications are available for download for each grant opportunity.
  • Grants are open to all PI-eligible faculty at Cornell from any academic discipline.
  • Each grant requires at least one PI from Cornell and one from the Global Hub partner. Additional collaborators are welcome but not required.
  • In this round, no specific research themes are required.  
  • Global Cornell and Global Hubs partners will jointly determine project awards.
  • Unless otherwise noted, applications will be submitted online via InfoReady by Cornell PIs.
  • Partner-specific joint information sessions are scheduled in September and October. 

Imperial College London and Cornell Research Networking Workshops 

In fall 2022, we will run bilateral networking events to identify key synergistic research themes that can impact global challenges. Joint research seed funds will be available for pairs of PIs who engage in the workshops to develop ideas that might lead to funding bids/new programs (e.g., NSF-UKRI Lead Agency Agreements).