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Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Students

Global Cornell is committed to supporting faculty through grants that foster global learning and collaboration, leading to new international partnerships for research and teaching. Funding opportunities also help faculty implement teaching innovations to internationalize the student experience.  

For students, funding can support engagement with cultures worldwide, opportunities to master foreign languages, and travel for research projects.

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Opportunities for Faculty

Global Grand Challenge: The Future Grants

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For Cornell's second Global Grand Challenge, the challenge is to think rigorously about the future—and to see it as a means, not an end. We invite Cornell faculty research teams to imagine a "successful" future and then develop the scientific, social, and humanistic framework for achieving that future. Letters of intent are due February 26, 2024.

Learn more about The Future call for proposals

Joint Research and Education Seed Grants

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Global Cornell annually offers competitive faculty grants in collaboration with several Global Hubs partners. Apply for funding to explore potential research 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 develop multidisciplinary cutting-edge research to create academic and societal impact.

Learn more about joint seed grants

International Cornell Curriculum Grants

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Global Cornell periodically offers International Cornell Curriculum grants of between $20,000 and $30,000 to create, develop, or improve curricula that provide students with international experiences, preferably with linkages to Cornell’s Global Hubs strategic partners or locations. ICC grants will support the planning, development, or advancement of new or existing for-credit, tuition-bearing courses.

Learn more about ICC grants

Faculty Funding from the Einaudi Center 

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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is a place for faculty engaged in global research to connect and find partnerships on campus, in our region, or around the world. The center supports faculty-led research, conferences, and collaborations. Tenured and tenure-track faculty members from any program, center, college, or school are eligible to apply.

Learn more about Einaudi Center faculty funding opportunities

Cornell China Center Research Grants

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The Cornell China Center annually invites proposals from Cornell faculty for multiple types of research grants ranging in funding from $10,000 to $100,000. China Innovation Grants are for collaboration with faculty at any university in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan, with priority given to themes of health, sustainability, food safety, and cities and the built environment. The Cornell China Center-East Asia Program Research Fund awards grants for research on the Mainland of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, with priority given to research in social sciences and humanities. Joint seed funds are available to work with Zhejiang University (ZJU-Cornell) or Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU-Cornell) for collaborative projects. 

Learn more about China Research Grants and deadlines

Opportunities for Students

Student Funding from the Einaudi Center

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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has helped students cross borders of language, culture, nationality, and academic discipline for more than half a century. The center offers many funding opportunities for undergraduates and graduates with deadlines throughout the academic year. Einaudi funding can help you engage with international cultures, understand people and places around the world, study foreign languages, travel for international research projects, or host a campus event with your student organization.

Learn more about Einaudi Center student funding opportunities

International Research Internship Program

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The International Research Internship Program offers qualified international students—undergraduate or graduate—not enrolled at Cornell the opportunity to conduct research on campus for a limited time under the direction of a Cornell faculty member. The program requires prior approval from the faculty member in question, the department chair, and the college dean. Students may not directly apply for this program.

Learn more about international research grants