Cornell faculty and students are teaming up with community partners in Tompkins County to address opioid use, increase food security, build a greener construction industry and share stories of Ithaca’s Black history pioneers. The four teams received Engaged Research Grants, totaling more than $192,000, from the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI).
The Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.
A total of 20 faculty members from eight colleges have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows, committed to advancing community-engaged learning and scholarship at Cornell and within their academic disciplines.
The program is offered through the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI). Nearly 100 faculty members have become fellows since the program launched in 2013.
Fourteen teams of faculty and community partners have received Engaged Research Grants from the Office of Engagement Initiatives to increase undergraduate involvement in research that strengthens the well-being of communities.
The 2019-20 cohort, the largest in the seven-year history of the program, joins more than 50 other faculty fellows dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields.
The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community-engaged learning into majors and minors across the university.
This year’s awards involve 99 Cornell faculty and staff from 46 departments. The 39 community partners are from 10 countries; 11 projects are based in New York state.
Cornell student and faculty researchers and their community partners will use this year’s Engaged Cornell research grants to study Cornell’s socio-economic impact on Tompkins County, whether mobile research labs effectively engage underrepresented populations, and whether farmer-led research in Malawi influenced student learning and development.
This year’s grants, 15 in all, were announced earlier this month by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.
Recently awarded Engaged Graduate Student Grants will support 21 Cornell doctoral students and their community partners researching a range of topics, including arts and agriculture, education and the environment, health and history.
Grant recipients come from both the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses and represent 15 fields of study – the most since the program launched in 2016, with a particular increase in projects from the social sciences.