CORNELL UNIVERSITY: Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future - Academic Venture Fund

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 00:00
Social Sciences

This program is internal to Cornell, and is designed to stimulate new, original, multidisciplinary research at Cornell in sustainability science, emphasizing work having the potential to involve external partners such as industry, government, foundations and other non-governmental organizations. During this funding cycle we will give preference to proposals focused on basic and applied research. Proposed projects will be evaluated for their scholarly quality; likely contribution to understanding and solving sustainability problems; likelihood of establishing new, significant, and lasting partnerships within and outside Cornell; and durability beyond the period of ACSF seed funding. Proposals will be evaluated by ACSF’s Faculty Advisory Board, assisted by expert peer reviewers as needed. The portfolio of funded proposals will represent ACSF’s three themes of Energy, Environment, and Economic Development.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of intent (LOI). This LOI should include a title, one-paragraph description of the proposed research, and contact information (names, departments, and NetID’s of the project contact and other key participants). The deadline for the LOI is February 26. 

Proposals will be accepted at The complete proposal must consist of a cover sheet, narrative with supporting information, and budget. The deadline for the proposals is March 26.