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Recently awarded Engaged Graduate Student Grants will support 21 Cornell doctoral students, six of which are CALS, and their community partners researching a range of topics, including arts and agriculture, education and the environment, health and history. 

Grant recipients come from both the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses and represent 15 fields of study – the most since the program launched in 2016, with a particular increase in projects from the social sciences.

The funded students and projects are:

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