CORNELL UNIVERSITY: Institute for Social Sciences - Small Grants Program

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 17:00
Social Sciences


All tenured and tenure-track Cornell faculty in the social sciences are eligible for an award. Funding priority is given to early-career social science faculty members (i.e. assistant professors), research projects by faculty teams spanning social science disciplines or administrative units, and multidisciplinary projects that could include the life sciences, but are led by social scientists. The goal is to fund research projects likely to result in external funding or leading to longer term research collaborations. The small grant program can assist faculty and departments in fostering innovative research aimed at addressing the new challenges facing society.

For spring 2019, we are especially interested in supporting research focusing on solving 21st-century problems, such as climate change, measures to mitigate rising social and economic inequalities, health care delivery improvement in socially diverse communities, rural economic development, and labor force and human resource development, among other topics. We emphasize cutting edge, basic, applied, and computational social science where small amounts of funding can make a significant difference in leveraging future funding. For further information, please email to