Research Funding Opportunities

Cornell faculty and staff are asked to work with the Office of University Corporate and Foundation Relations when working with Tier One Foundations. The Office of Sponsored Programs provides grant assistance.


Rolling Awards
Rapid Response Fund
Atkinson Center

Rolling Awards
Engaged Learning Grants
Engaged Cornell

Rolling Submission
ILR Review Call for Papers
ILR Review

Rolling Award
International Funding Opportunities
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

September 27, 2018
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Engaged Cornell

October 1, 2018
Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Cornell Research

October 10, 2018
Cornell China Center Innovation Grants
Global Cornell

October 15, 2018
Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning Grants
Cornell Language Resource Center

October 15, 2018
Faculty Seed Grants
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

October 15, 2018
Small Grant Competition
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

October 31, 2018
George D. Levy Faculty Award
Engaged Cornell

November 14, 2018
Engaged Scholar Prize
Engaged Cornell

November 15, 2018
Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

December 7, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Cornell Population Center

January 31, 2019
Grants for Faculty Research on Engagement
Engaged Cornell

February, 2019
Seed Grants
Center for the Study of Inequality

February 19, 2019
International Travel Research Grants 
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

March 1, 2019
Institutional Grants Program
Tinker Foundation

March 1, 2019
Fellowships at the Horner Library
German Historical Institute

March 6, 2019
Abraham and Henrietta Brettschneider Oxford Exchange Fund
Cornell Institute for European Studies

March 15, 2019
German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

March 30, 2019
Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships
European University Institute

April 9, 2019
Engaged Curriculum Grants
Engaged Cornell

April 30, 2019
Anneliese Maier Research Award
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

October 15, 2019
Council for European Studies – Book Award
Columbia University

October 18, 2019
Max Weber Programme
European University Institute

October 25, 2019
Jean Monnet Fellowships
European University Institute

 Tier Two Foundations and Councils
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 
American Council of Learned Societies

Arnold Foundation
Ford Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
GRAMMY Foundation
W.T. Grant Foundation
Haynes Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
National Endowment for Democracy
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Russell Sage Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
Social Science Research Council
Sociological Initiatives Foundation
Spencer Foundation
Tinker Foundation
Town Creek Foundation
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
United States Institute of Peace
United States-Japan Foundation


Federal Agencies
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, NSF. The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge about humans spanning areas of inquiry including brain and behavior, language and culture, origins and evolution, and geography and the environment.

Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), National Institute of Aging/NIH. The BSR supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level.

Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, NSF. The Division of Social and Economic Sciences seeks to enhance our understanding of human, social and organizational behavior by building social science infrastructure, by developing social disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects that advance knowledge in the social and economic sciences.

Office of Multidisciplinary Activities, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, NSF. This office provides a focal point for programmatic activities that cut across NSF and SBE boundaries and is SBE’s broadest mechanism for contributing to Administration and NSF priorities.

Population Dynamics Branch (PDB), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH. The PDB supports research and research training in demography, reproductive health, and population health.

Fulbright-Hays Program. The program provides grants to pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral faculty, U.S. institutions, and organizations for overseas research and training efforts focusing on non-Western foreign languages and area studies.