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Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grants are aimed at contributing to the retention and promotion of faculty underrepresented in their fields at Cornell. Tenure-track and tenured faculty are eligible for these grants. Grant funding can be used for the following purposes:

— travel to a senior colleague’s institution or to invite a senior researcher to Cornell

— funding of professional training opportunities, e.g., training on specialized databases or equipment

Grants are generally limited to $1,500 and can be used towards travel and/or accommodations. Accommodation costs are limited to $300 per night. Travel is limited to the lowest available fare to the destination. Given the demand, more than one PDG in a fiscal year is not guaranteed and is dependent on funds availability.

Applications require a supporting letter from the department chair and are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit application using link below and notify

Application Form


Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672