Grant Opportunities

CPC-CAPS Upstate Population Consortium Seed Grant Program

The Cornell Population Center (CPC) and the Center for Aging Policy Studies (CAPS) at Syracuse University supported three projects through the 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 were awarded to the following project teams comprised of CPC and CAPS affiliates:

Merril Silverstein (Syracuse University) and Rachel Dunifon (PAM) "Religiosity as a Health-Promoting Resource for Custodial Grandparents"

Katherine Michelmore (Syracuse University) and Peter Rich (PAM)"Trajectories of Student Disadvantage: Unpacking Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility across Childhood"

Sarah Hamersma (Syracuse University) and Warren Brown (CISER) "SNAP and Labor Market Decision over the Live Course"

CPC Grant Development Program

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 annual program 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 five 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.

Inquires should be submitted to Kelly Musick with a cc to Meg Cole.

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 Meg Cole 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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