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Grant Writing Support

Get help navigating the complex grant application process.

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Social scientists at Cornell have access to many support systems and programmatic offerings to help actualize external grant applications. These programs include personalized grant support services and unique workshops designed to take your research from idea to fundable application.

Personalized Grant Support Services

Every social scientist at Cornell has access to a Research Concierge in the Office of Sponsored Programs who can help you with identifying funding opportunities and processes, requirements, forms, and systems. 

Hear more from a Research Concierge about how they can help you get started in the video below:

To find your Research Concierge and your specific unit contact, select your college below.

  • A&S

    Below, social scientists in Arts & Sciences can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • The A&S Research Concierge is Carmel Lee 

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on A&S resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Carmel Lee
      Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Development
      cll229@cornell.edu

       

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Dinnie Sloman
      Administrative Manager, Government
      dinnie.sloman@cornell.edu

       

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Claire Anne Perez
      Communications Assistant
      cap58@cornell.edu

       

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Gretchen Ryan
      Administrative Manager
      grl5@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Linda LeVan
      Executive Staff Assistant
      ll19@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Samantha Loew
      Administrative Manager, Sociology
      slp59@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Sarah Albrecht
      Department Manager
      saa9@cornell.edu

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  • AAP

    Below, social scientists in Art, Architecture, and Planning can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • The AAP Research Concierge is Carmel Lee 

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel

      For more information on AAP resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs
       

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Heidi Ingram Berrettini
      Department Manager
      heidi.ingram@cornell.edu

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  • CALS

    Below, social scientists in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.
     

    • The CALS Research Concierge is Josephine Martell

      Josephine can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Josephine 

      For more information on CALS resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out CALS Office of Research Development 
       

       

       

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Riley Schwengel
      Grant Coordinator
      rs2549@cornell.edu 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Angela Smith
      Finance Manager
      ams27@cornell.edu
       

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Tiffanie Rosenberger
      Research Administration Assistant, CALS OSR
      tr366@cornell.edu 

      Cathy Long
      Executive Director of Finance & Administration
      cel3@cornell.edu 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Erin Oates
      Senior Grant Coordinator
      eo73@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Kristen Butler
      Pre-Award Specialist
      kmr33@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Christie Sayre
      Administrative Assistant 
      cms44@cornell.edu

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  • CIS

    Below, social scientists in Computing and Information Science can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific unit administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

     

    • The CIS Research Concierge is Carmel Lee

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on CIS resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Kellie Eldred
      Pre-Award Specialist
      kme78@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Claudia Wojcinski
      Director of Finance
      crw1@cornell.edu
       

    • Help us build our grant writing support system!
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  • CHE

    Below, social scientists in the College of Human Ecology can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • The CHE Research Concierge is Carmel Lee 

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on CHE resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Vicki Sill
      Accounts Representative 
      vss25@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Peter Farley
      Director of Finance & Administration
      ptf2@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Tiffanie Rosenberger
      Research Administration Assistant, CALS OSR
      tr366@cornell.edu

      Cathy Long
      Executive Director of Finance & Administration
      cel3@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Shelly Hall
      Accounts Rep
      srh25@cornell.edu

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  • COE

    Below, social scientists in College of Engineering can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • The COE Research Concierge is Carmel Lee 

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on COE resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Kellie Eldred
      Pre-award Specialist
      kme78@cornell.edu

    • Help us build our grant writing support system!
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  • CVM

    Below, social scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • The CVM Research Concierge is Carmel Lee 

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on CVM resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Jenna Bush
      Research Administration Specialist
      jb452@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Jenna Bush
      Research Administration Specialist
      jb452@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Jenna Bush
      Research Administration Specialist
      jb452@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Sutapa Ghosh
      Research Administration Specialist 
      sg232@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Sutapa Ghosh
      Research Administration Specialist 
      sg232@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Sutapa Ghosh
      Research Administration Specialist 
      sg232@cornell.edu

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  • ILR

    Below, social scientists in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • The ILR Research Concierge is Carmel Lee

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on ILR resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Erika Rose
      Manager, ILR Office of Sponsored Research
      ear245@cornell.edu 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Erika Rose
      Manager, ILR Office of Sponsored Research
      ear245@cornell.edu 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Erika Rose
      Manager, ILR Office of Sponsored Research
      ear245@cornell.edu 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Erika Rose
      Manager, ILR Office of Sponsored Research
      ear245@cornell.edu 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Erika Rose
      Manager, ILR Office of Sponsored Research
      ear245@cornell.edu 

    • Help us build our grant writing support system!
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  • JCB

    Below, social scientists in the SC Johnson College of Business can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • The JCB Research Concierge is Carmel Lee

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on JCB resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Erin Oates 
      Senior Grant Coordinator 
      eo73@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Liz Estabrook
      Associate Director, OSR
      ee54@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Liz Estabrook
      Associate Director, OSR
      ee54@cornell.edu 

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  • LAW

    Below, social scientists at Cornell Law School can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • Your Research Concierge is Carmel Lee 

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on LAW resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Christina Dovi
      Director of Finance and Budget
      cjd88@cornell.edu

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  • Tech NYC

    Below, social scientists at Cornell Tech (NYC) can find their personal Research Concierge and the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • Your Research Concierge is Carmel Lee

      Carmel can help you identify and evaluate funding opportunities, connect with institutional resources, identify potential collaborators, and navigate complex grant writing processes, requirements, forms, and systems.

      To set up a one-on-one consultation or to ask a question, contact Carmel 

      For more information on CTECH resources, find your unit contact on the tabs to the left and check out Office of Sponsored Programs 

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact:

      Allison Philips
      Grants Coordinator
      adp223@cornell.edu

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  • OVPR & Centers

    Below, social scientists in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and other research centers across Cornell can find the specific Unit Administrator to assist with proposal preparation and submissions.

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Meg Cole
      Program Administrator
      mc129@cornell.edu

    • For help getting started with a grant in your unit, contact: 

      Peter Farley
      Director of Administration & Finance
      ptf2@cornell.edu

    • Help us build our grant writing support system!
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The programs below are available to researchers across Cornell. 

Grant Fellows Workshop for Early Career Faculty

Each year, a Grant Fellows Workshop series is offered for early career faculty across Cornell.  Please look for a call for applications for the Fall 2020 series in Summer 2020. The program is offered by OVPR, CALS, and OFDD.

This workshop is designed to help grant-interested faculty produce a quality, review-ready proposal in just six weeks, with valuable information and support from grant-successful facilitators. The workshop is aimed at early career faculty, specifically Assistant Professors and Assistant Research Professors, and particularly individuals who identify as part of an underrepresented group (including but not limited to persons of color, first-generation college (FGC) graduates, women in STEM, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQQ+). Topics covered will include trends and opportunities in grant making, integrated evaluation plans, persuasive and compelling narrative writing, effective supplementary materials, and addressing unique challenges that historically underrepresented groups may face in accessing research funding. In addition, each participant will be assigned a grant-successful faculty reader in their field to give them detailed feedback on their proposal, and will receive travel support and airfare to Washington, DC to meet with relevant federal agency program officers in May 2020. 

Learn More.

CPC Grant Development Program

The Cornell Population Center (CPC) hosts a Grant Development Program for new investigators across the social sciences. The program provides hands-on mentorship and administrative support to develop their research for external funding. This initiative is co-directed by Matt Hall and Erin York Cornwell and made possible with support from the College of Human Ecology, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. 

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