Student Funding

Engaged Graduate Student Grants

Build research or scholarship that engages with communities

2017-18 RFP

The 2017-18 Request for Proposals and application deadline will be available in September.

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Today’s doctoral students are tomorrow’s scholars and practitioners who will lead change for the public good. That’s why Engaged Graduate Student Grants support Ph.D. students conducting community-engaged research or scholarship — whether they have years of experience or are just getting started.

Engaged Graduate Student Grants are intended to support:

Research and scholarship that is relevant to the doctoral dissertation

Additional training or supportive learning experiences that are relevant to community-engaged research or scholarship

Engaged Graduate Student Grants are not intended to support:

Course development

Undergraduate research

Supplement to exceed basic nine-month graduate stipend

New research initiatives for faculty members


$15,000 maximum

Grant awards have a one-year duration and are not renewable. Funds will be transferred to a dedicated account assigned to the applicant’s special committee chair.


Individual Cornell Ph.D. students in any graduate field are eligible to apply. Collaborating Ph.D. students need to submit separate applications and use the proposal narrative to highlight the partnership.

Applicants must have registered their special committee chair with the Graduate School.

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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