Funding for Faculty & Staff

Engaged Cornell funding for faculty and staff comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Take a look at the three funding areas to see what best suits your work.

  1. Grants fund community-engaged courses, research and scholarship.
  2. Seeds and supplements help faculty and staff get smaller projects off the ground or add a community-engaged component to another grant project.
  3. Awards honor and celebrate faculty with a history of exemplary engagement.


Seeds and Supplements

  • Engaged Opportunity Grants

    Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

    • Funding: $5,000 maximum
    • Application is due on February 9, 2018 in 23 days


  • Engaged Scholar Prize

    Given to a faculty member who inspires with innovative approaches to community-engaged learning and research.

    • Funding: $30,000 prize to expand work
    • Application is due on February 26, 2018 in 40 days
  • George D. Levy Faculty Award

    Recognizing a faculty member whose community collaborations serve as models for outstanding community engagement in higher education.

    • Funding: $5,000
    • Application is due on February 26, 2018 in 40 days

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Please contact the Office of Engagement Initiatives to talk about your project, and we’ll do our best to help.



(607) 254-4240