Edinburgh Global

New seed fund launched with Cornell University

Edinburgh Global is offering competitive grants in collaboration with Cornell University. Apply for funding to explore potential research collaborations with colleagues at Cornell.

McEwen Hall and Cornell University side by side

Seed funding call now open

Edinburgh Global is offering competitive grants in collaboration with Cornell University, for the third year running. 

We invite proposals from researchers in all disciplines at Edinburgh and Cornell.

In this round, up to five proposals will be funded, each with two Principal Investigators: one from Cornell and one from Edinburgh.

Each successful proposal may receive up to the equivalent of $5,000/£4,000 from each university for a total of $10,000/£8,000. 

Previously funded projects can be viewed below:

Joint research and education seed fund grant awards

Please contact your School research office prior to submitting an application. Colleagues will be happy to support you throughout the application process.

Deadline for applications

4 October 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST / 5 October 2024, 4:59 a.m. GMT

Duration

Funding should be expended between 1 January 2025 and 31 December 2025.

Funding Information Session

A funding information session will take place on 4 September 2024. 

Register for the funding information session on Zoom

About the Edinburgh-Cornell partnership

These seed grants have been established to bring faculty from our 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.

Key dates

Applications open 15 May 2024
Funding information session

4 September 2024; 11:00 a.m. EST / 4 p.m. GMT

Applications close 4 October 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST / 5 October 2024, 4:59 a.m. GMT
Successful applicants notified

by December 15, 2024

Earliest date for projects to start 1 January 2025
Mid-term progress review 15 June 2025
Latest date for projects to end 31 December 2025
Final reports due 31 March 2026

How to apply

The application process is:

Step 1: Read the guide for applicants:

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.

Apply online

Useful templates to help you with your application

Sample application

Project budget

Project timeline template

Enquiries about the funding call

Please contact Scott McQuarrie, Regional Director North America, University of Edinburgh via email: 

Contact Scott McQuarrie

Please contact Sebnem Ozkan, Associate Director, Global Hubs, Cornell University via email: 

Contact Sebnem Ozkan