Student Funding

Community-Engaged Student Travel Grants

Spend winter or summer break engaging with communities


A break in the academic year is a great time for students to engage with communities and make a real difference — at home and around the world. The Community-Engaged Student Travel Grants fund undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are spending winter or summer break participating in community-based research activities or service-learning projects.

These grants are intended to support travel for students participating in any of the following:

Course-based service activities (faculty-led)

Team-based learning and research projects

Mentored internships

Team-based consulting projects

They are not intended to support:

Research and scholarship with relevance to the doctoral dissertation

For that, see Engaged Graduate Student Grants.

Support for undergraduate research

Faculty can apply for that through Undergraduate Engaged Research Grants.

Conference travel

Faculty projects

A number of grants are available to faculty.


$1,000 maximum

Grant awards are distributed in the winter (December to January) or summer sessions (June to August), and they can’t be renewed.


Cornell undergraduate, graduate and professional students in any major or graduate field are eligible to apply.

Students can receive one community-engaged grant per semester.

These grants support projects taking place while the applicant is enrolled at Cornell, so students in the final semester of school are not eligible to apply.

For Current Grantees

Previous Recipients

Questions about your project?

Contact the Office of Engagement Initiatives. We’re here to help.


Phone: (607) 254-4240

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