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Collaborative Research Grants

Supporting New Sustainability Collaborations

How to Apply


  • Cornell graduate students, professional students, and postdocs
  • Principle Investigators must be Research Fellows

The 2020 cycle is closed:

  • View Previous RFP


The Cornell Atkinson Center's Research Fellows Collaborative Grants provide support for creating new collaborations and strengthening existing collaborations among sustainability scholars at Cornell. All Cornell Atkinson Research Fellows are eligible to apply. (Please contact us if you are unsure of your status as a Research Fellow). Applicants are encouraged to invite collaborators from both within the Research Fellows group and outside of the group to help stimulate new engagement and perspectives.

The objective of these grants is to support sustainability-focused research projects that bring together the complementary skills and interests of the diverse community of Research Fellows and scholars across campus. We especially value novel collaborations that move research towards real-world impact and proposals that relate to the priority themes of Cornell Atkinson. Five grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded each cycle. Research Fellows from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

We are grateful to former Research Fellow co-coordinators Keeley MacNeill and Allison Tracy for their leadership in helping make this innovative grant possible.


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