Associate Director for Grant Writing and Assessment
Robert Cantelmo oversees proposal development and program evaluation for the Einaudi Center. He also manages Einaudi's Democratic Threats and Resilience research priority, partnering with faculty fellow Ken Roberts.
Cantelmo serves as a council member in the City of Ithaca, where he chairs the city administration committee responsible for the budget, public finance, municipal workforce, intergovernmental relations, rules, and human resources.
He previously managed grants and implemented programming for nongovernmental organizations in Washington, DC, focused on international relations and democratic governance. A political economist by training, he is a PhD candidate in Cornell’s Department of Government.