Cornell University Seed Fund
Edinburgh Global is offering competitive grants in collaboration with Cornell University. Apply for funding to explore potential research collaborations with colleagues at Cornell.
Seed funding call now open
Edinburgh Global is offering competitive grants in collaboration with Cornell University, for the second year running. Apply for funding to explore potential research collaborations with colleagues at Cornell.
These seed grants have been established to bring faculty from partner institutions together to develop joint projects that will strengthen Edinburgh and Cornell’s strategic priorities and develop multidisciplinary cutting-edge research and curriculum to create academic and societal impact.
Up to five (5) research proposals will be funded. Each successful proposal may receive up to $5,000/£4,000 from each university for a total of $10,000/£8,000.
Previously funded projects can be viewed below:
Please contact your School research office prior to submitting an application. Colleagues will be happy to support you throughout the application process.
Funding is available from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2024.
Funding Information Session
The funding information session will take place on 5 September 2023.
About the Edinburgh-Cornell partnership
Cornell University (Cornell) and the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh) have identified each other as strategic partners to foster deep collaborations in research and education, as part of Cornell’s Global Hubs initiative. The Cornell-Edinburgh Global Strategic Collaboration Awards (GSCA) have been established to facilitate and support joint initiatives that will strengthen the two universities’ strategic priorities. The creation of the Cornell-Edinburgh seed fund follows the signing of a cooperation agreement in August 2022.
|Applications open||26 June 2023|
|Information Session||5 September, 11:00 a.m. EST / 4 p.m. GMT|
|Applications close||6 October 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST/7 October 2023, 4:59 a.m. GMT|
|Successful applicants notified||By December 15, 2023|
|Earliest date for projects to start||1 January 2024|
|Mid-term progress review||15 June 2024|
|Latest date for projects to end||31 December 2024|
|Final reports due||31 March 2025|
How to apply
The application process is:
Step 1: Read the guide for applicants
Step 2: Apply online
You must apply in collaboration with a Cornell Principal Investigator (PI) who will make an online application on your behalf.