Funding opportunities

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The Einaudi Center helps faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, and student organizations find funding for international research and study. Click here for a list of deadlines for student funding and here for upcoming information sessions.

 

Faculty

International faculty fellowships. Fellows are nominated by the deans of their colleges or schools and selected by a faculty committee chaired by the Einaudi Center director.

Small grant and seed grant program. Available to tenured and tenure-track Cornell faculty, and to programs and centers within the university. Deadlines in September.

Faculty funding database. Searchable database of faculty funding opportunities from national and international foundations and government agencies.

Working group grants. Designed to support the establishment of multidisciplinary groups of scholars working collaboratively on critical global issues. 

 

Postdoctoral fellows

Einaudi Center postdoctoral fellowships. One-year appointments for scholars addressing questions of importance in foreign policy, security, and diplomacy.

Postdoctoral fellowship database. Extensive database for postdoctoral opportunities in international studies.

 

Graduate students

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. For advanced training in Bengali, Burmese, Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian/Malay, Khmer (Cambodian), Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (U.S. Department of State). Supports study or research abroad. The Einaudi Center's Fulbright adviser provides one-on-one assistance with applications. 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships (U.S. Department of Education). Supports research in modern foreign languages and area studies. The Einaudi Center's Fulbright adviser provides one-on-one assistance with applications. 

International Research Travel Grants. Available to graduate and professional students from all fields of study for research and fieldwork outside the United States.

Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development ProgramOffers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to PhD students in the social sciences or humanities pursuing international research projects. 

Special international program funding. The following Einaudi Center programs offer assistance to graduate and undergraduate students:

Cornell Graduate School. Provides support and information about a wide range of fellowships, grants, and scholarships for graduate students in international studies, including conference grants and travel grants.

 

Undergraduate students

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. For advanced training in Bengali, Burmese, Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian/Malay, Khmer (Cambodian), Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (U.S. Department of State). Supports study or research abroad. The Einaudi Center's Fulbright adviser provides one-on-one assistance with applications. 

Special international program funding. See descriptions and links in graduate funding section above.

 

Student organizations

The Einaudi Center considers requests for up to $300 for activities approved by the office of the dean of students and sponsored by official student organizations. 

 

Additional funding resources

Grant Forward (previously the Illinois Researcher Information Service). Search engine for grant opportunities for researchers of all types.

Grants.gov database. Access point for grant programs offered by U.S. federal agencies.

Foundation Directory Online. Information and links for public and private foundations in the U.S., available through the Cornell Library.

For more information and access to these databases please go to Cornell’s Office of Sponsored Programs.