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Grants Program

Application for Funding from CALS Alumni Association

Academic Enrichment Program

The CALS Alumni Association Academic Enrichment Program fosters the educational goals of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) undergraduate and graduate students by providing financial support for activities that complement and enhance each student’s academic experience at Cornell and for which funding is often not available. Grants are also available for program and department activities that are not fully funded and which enrich the populations they serve. The project which receives funding should advance the mission of the college and enhance the professional goals and academic experiences of each applicant.

The Kathryn J. Boor '80 Experiential Learning Fund was established in 2017 by Scott Braunstein '86 and Lisa Braunstein to help supplement the academic enrichment program. Make a gift to this fund in support of experiential learning at CALS.

Awards

The Committee may elect to fund either a portion or the total amount of an applicant’s request. Types of enrichment support may include the following:

  • Attending leadership and professional development programs, conferences and/or other curriculum or professionally enhancing experiences
  • Travel and/or supplies related to academic work, research or internship experiences
  • Internship experience – summer, winter break, spring break, or in-semester
  • Academic research
  • Events or extension activities that foster engagement with CALS and/or educate constituency groups

CALS is a community dedicated to discovery, teaching, and translation of knowledge with public purpose.

CALS Alumni Association Funding Application

The spring application cycle ends on March 12, 2018. The Grant Funding Review Committee (the “Committee”) will make decisions about a month after the due date. The award limit is $1,000.