2017 PAA CPC Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Cornell Population Center (CPC) will once again offer travel grants for graduate student affiliates to attend the Population Association of America (PAA) 2017 Annual Meeting at the Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 27 – 29, 2017. The CPC will reimburse up to $500 for student affiliates, with priority given to students enrolled in the Demography minor and those on the PAA program.

If you are interested in applying for a PAA 2017 travel grant, please e-mail CPC’s Training Director, Matt Hall, and indicate whether you are presenting or attending. The CPC encourages academic and professional growth for our student affiliates, and we are pleased to support these endeavors. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

CPC-CAPS Upstate Population Consortium Seed Grant Program

The Cornell Population Center (CPC) and the Center for Aging Policy Studies (CAPS) at Syracuse University invite applications to the inaugural 2016-17 CPC-CAPS Upstate Population Consortium Seed Grant Program. The UPC seed grant program supports the development of collaborative work between CPC and CAPS affiliates, with the broad goal of fostering a community of population scholars in upstate New York.

Funds of up to $16,000 will be given to project teams comprised of CPC and CAPS affiliates. Joint work in the following areas is particularly encouraged: aging; families and children; health and health behaviors; immigration and race; psychology and neuroscience; poverty and inequality. Priority be given to proposals that 1) draw on core research areas of CPS and CAPS; 2) have high potential for success in external funding, particularly by NIH and NIA; and 3) include early-career scholars. Proposals should include a narrative of maximum 2,500 words (double-spaced) and a CV or biosketch (of no more than 5 pages) for each investigator.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file to Erin Oates. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2016. For further information, contact Kelly Musick or Doug Wolf.

CPC Grant Development Program

The CPC invites applications for the inaugural 2016-17 CPC Grant Development Program (GDP). The GDP supports the development and submission of grant proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the guidance and support of senior CPC affiliates and grant support staff. This call is open to all CPC faculty affiliates at the assistant and associate levels who have not yet submitted a successful NIH R03, R21, R01, or K-award proposal. Up to three applicants will be selected based on a competitive review. Each successful applicant will receive $15,000 in project-related research support and access to funds for consultative support.

Applications should be submitted in PDF to Kelly Musick with a cc to Erin Oates by August 1, 2016.

Grant Preparation Support

CPC affiliates planning on submitting an external grant can contact the CPC for help finding out about potential funding agencies, developing budgets, and complying with Cornell and granting institution requirements. CPC staff are also available to assist with the submission process.  Please contact Erin Oates for further information.

Rapid Response Grants

These small grants are available to CPC affiliates whose research projects can be substantially enhanced with the addition of a small amount of money (e.g., travel money for a collaborator, software or data purchases, etc.). To address this type of need, the CPC will entertain requests for faculty research support of less than $2,000 and graduate student research support of less than $500. To apply, send a one-page proposal to  Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. 


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