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AWARE Travel Grant

University of Burundi student Bienvenue Ingabica Carelle and Cornell student Emily Ambrose in Burundi.jpg
University of Burundi student Bienvenue Ingabica Carelle and Cornell student Emily Ambrose in Burundi

Graduate student research travel grant

AWARE (Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education) is a cross-cutting gender initiative formally established by the Office of International Programs, CALS (IP-CALS) in 2012 to ensure that gender is addressed across IP-CALS' entire portfolio of activities - from academics based at Cornell to research projects being carried out in the developing world that serve women farmers and improve their families' livelihoods. AWARE is built on the belief that focusing on women in agriculture as an underserved majority holds the greatest potential to improve food security, reduce poverty, and positively impact rural development in developing countries.

The AWARE travel grant provides up to $2,500 to support graduate student research within the scope of the AWARE mission. The number and amount of awards made depend on the number of applications and the amount of funding requested. 

Instructions for applying

Letters of application should be submitted by January 31, 2017 to International Programs, B75 Mann Library -- marked Attn: Sr. Associate Director. Electronic copies may be sent to Denise Percey at dmp3@cornell.edu. Applicants should clearly indicate that they are applying for the AWARE travel grant (for further information see the attached letter). The Sr. Associate Director will be coordinating the review process. Awards will be announced by March 01, 2017.

Applications must:

  • Be in the form of a letter, not over two pages in length
  • Provide information on the dates, nature, and location of the proposed travel for study, and the value of such study and travel for the College as well as the applicant
  • Make a compelling case for how the applicant’s research fits the mission of AWARE.
  • Include a budget reflecting the amount of support being requested and how the funds will be used, as well as any co-funding applied for or secured

Additionally, an informational copy of the letter should be sent to the applicant's academic advisor. 

The number and amount of awards that can be made will depend on number of applications and amount of funding being requested.