Catalyzing Innovative Research for Impact
We provide both short- and long-term funding, often in partnership with other organizations, for novel and sometimes high-risk, high-reward research. By reaching across the university, and beyond it, we bring together resources that support sustainability breakthroughs. By backing urgently needed sustainability initiatives with flexibility and creativity, we see significant returns on investment for Cornell Atkinson, the university, and the world.
Our funding and other programs have engaged more than 500 faculty members, as well as more than 250 postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. From seed funding for venturesome research to supporting artists who engage imaginations, Cornell Atkinson’s programs promote sustainability with a creative, innovative spirit.
Open Funding Cycles
- Apply by Nov. 30: EDF-Cornell Atkinson Joint Postdoc Projects
- Apply by Dec. 15: Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research Grants
- Apply by Jan. 19, 2024: EDF-Cornell Atkinson Joint Research Proposals
- Always Open: Rapid Response Fund