Grant Development Program

The Cornell Population Center offers grant mentoring and training to CPC affiliated faculty and graduate students in the form of workshops and individual support.

The Grant Development Program provides new investigators with hands-on mentorship and administrative support to develop their research for external funding. This new initiative has had success in external awards to its fellows and is a promising model for further investment.

2018-19 CPC Grant Development Program: Call for Proposals

CPC invites applications to the 2018-19 CPC Grant Development Program (GDP). The GDP supports the development and submission of grant proposals to population-related external funding agencies under the guidance and support of CPC affiliates and grant support staff.

Grant Development Fellows (GDFs) selected for the 2018-19 program will be assigned a senior CPC faculty mentor who will provide them with guidance, advice, and feedback on the development of a grant proposal and help them to build a network of scholars with expertise in the subject area of the proposal. GDFs will meet regularly from May 2018 through the Fall of 2019. Opportunities to share ideas in small groups of similarly situated faculty, meetings with faculty and staff who have experience developing proposals for population-related research, additional assistance as needed, and a clear schedule and set of deadlines will lead to the development of outstanding proposals. In addition to attending training and mentorship meetings, GDFs commit to producing (1) a draft proposal for external funding by December 1, 2018; (2) a final proposal following internal review by January 15, 2019; and (3) a competitive grant submission no later than June 2019.

This call is open to all CPC faculty affiliates. Up to three applications will be selected based on a competitive review. Highest priority will be given to:

Successful applications will be awarded $15,000 in project-related research support (deposited into unrestricted faculty research accounts) and access to funds for proposal pre-review.

Applications should be submitted in PDF to The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2018. Please include: a title; description of research aims, approach, significance, planned activities, and target funding agency (not to exceed 1000 words); C.V. or 5-page biosketch.

Funding decisions will be made by the end of April. Please reach out with any questions.

Kelly Musick
Director, Cornell Population Center
Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Christopher Wildeman
Development Core Director, Cornell Population Center
Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Cornell Population Center