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Project funding is available to staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty.  Some preference will be given to projects involving multiple constituent groups and involving interdisciplinary work but those criteria are not necessary or sufficient for funding.

Any project related to the theme will be considered.

  • Student groups may apply for funding for new and novel changes to their programming related to the theme.  Grants of this type can be up to $2,000.
  • Undergraduate students may apply for research grants of up to $4,000 to cover the costs of purchasing data, administering surveys or other research costs.  These proposals must be endorsed by a faculty supervisor before submission.  Grants can also pay for hours worked on original research during the summer, subject to ILR HR policies.
  • Graduate students may apply for grants of up to $5,000 to cover the costs of purchasing data, administering surveys or other research costs.
  • Staff may apply for grants of up to $10,000 for innovative ways to create community around the theme.
  • Faculty seed grants of up to $20,000 are to cover research costs.  Strong preference will be given to projects that may lead to continuing external research funding.  
  • Faculty course material and external speaker grants of up to $7,500 to cover costs of novel and new materials in courses or to defray the costs of inviting speakers to class.
  • Faculty may request grants of up to $1,000 for materials in their first-year and transfer colloquia courses.
  • Research, practice and/or policy conferences on technology and the future of work.  Grants will be up to $20,000.
  • Departments may apply for grants to supplement their external seminar budgets for up to $1,000 for speakers discussing research related to the theme.
  • Grants for new and novel materials for the Catherwood Library of up to $10,000.
  • Grants to defray costs in considering programs that may partner with Cornell Tech in NYC of up to $20,000.