Grants fund 15 community-engaged research projects

One of the nine Grants for Faculty Research on Engagement will fund the Cornell Raptor Program Assessment project, which will use surveys to understand future opportunities for promoting the conservation of birds of prey. Photo by Jason Koski

Cornell student and faculty researchers and their community partners will use this year’s Engaged Cornell research grants to study Cornell’s socio-economic impact on Tompkins County, whether mobile research labs effectively engage underrepresented populations, and whether farmer-led research in Malawi influenced student learning and development.

This year’s grants, 15 in all, were announced earlier this month by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

Nine teams received Grants for Faculty Research on Engagement totaling $380,263 to assess the impact of specific community-engaged teaching, learning and research programs. The following projects received funding:

Six projects received Undergraduate Engaged Research Grants totaling $127,441 to involve undergraduates in hands-on research with community partners. Funded projects are:

Find out more about each project on the Engaged Cornell website.

Ashlee McGandy is the content strategist in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

This article also appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.