Cornell RANA Prize Application

The R-Adhikarya “Niche” Award (RANA) empowers students to pursue innovative thinking in their studies and careers. The $10,000 prize to a graduate student in Global Development recognizes young visionaries who dare to think differently. The prize will provide financial assistance to a Ph.D. or professional master's (MPS) student (current or newly admitted) in the Department of Global Development who is interested in studying and solving important contemporary problems and/or futuristic societal needs/wants not currently being considered or significantly addressed by others. 

Deadline to apply: November 1, 2022

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In addition to uploading a CV that includes relevant personal details and contact information, describe the things you have done/achieved that you believe are most relevant to the selection committee’s decision-making process. (Not to exceed 500 words.)
Describe your project or idea, and what it is your project will contribute to or achieve. Your vision statement may have professional, societal and personal aspects to it and should describe how you plan to achieve it. What unique or disruptive ideas are contained within your vision? How does the RANA Prize fit into your plans? (Not to exceed 500 words).
Describe the greatest challenge you have faced and how you have dealt with it. (Not to exceed 150 words).