$9M grant will create neurotech research hub at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – As neuroscientists examine challenging questions about the complexities of the central nervous system, new tools to be developed at Cornell University will provide them with an unprecedented glimpse into the inner workings of the brain thanks to a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will establish the […]

Final grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies supports The Cornell Tradition

The Atlantic Philanthropies, the foundation established by entrepreneur Charles F. Feeney ’56, has made a $7 million grant to The Cornell Tradition, a fellowship program offering distinctive service, work and scholarship opportunities to some of the university’s most civically minded undergraduates. The award marks the completion of Atlantic’s grant-making, totaling $8 billion over 35 years, […]

Fight against devastating potato pest gets funding boost

WHAT:          Senator O’Mara to announce $1.2 million for the nation’s only quarantine research facility for potato pest Golden Nematode WHEN:          Friday, Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE:        170 Kenneth Post Laboratory, Cornell University MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or […]

$2.3M grant funds app creation to diagnose diseases

ITHACA, N.Y. – The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell University a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six febrile diseases in the field: dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid fever, leptospirosis and Chagas’ disease. Faculty members David Erickson and Saurabh Mehta will […]

$4.8 million USAID grant to strengthen biotechnology partnership and improve food security in South Asia

ITHACA, NY: To strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Cornell a $4.8 million, three-year grant. The award supports USAID’s work under Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global initiative to fight hunger and improve food security using agricultural […]

Cornell opens $25M NSF platform for discovering new materials

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University is leading an effort that will empower scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs throughout the nation to design and create new interface materials – materials that do not exist in nature and possess unprecedented properties – thanks to a $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Platform for the […]

$10 million grant helps Cornell launch multi-institutional virtual research lab

ITHACA, N.Y. – The National Science Foundation today announced $30 million in new awards to three Expeditions in Computing projects, one of which has been awarded to Cornell University Computer Science Professor Carla Gomes, also with appointments in Information Science and the Dyson School and director of the Institute for Computational Sustainability. Each award will […]

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

ITHACA, N.Y. – The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) to be part of the newly established National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). Cornell will receive $8 million from the federal agency over five years. Additionally, the Empire State Development Corp., New York state’s economic development arm, has committed […]

Mellon Foundation honors Philip Lewis with humanities grants to Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $275,000 to Cornell University in honor of Mellon Vice President Philip E. Lewis on his retirement from the foundation. The Society for the Humanities will receive $250,000 for improvements to the A.D. White House and Cornell University Library will receive $25,000 for […]

$750,000 awarded to Cornell’s Society for the Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced an award of $750,000 to Cornell’s Society for the Humanities in support of the Central New York Humanities Corridor. The grant is part of a package of $3.55 million awarded by the foundation to the founding members of the Central New York Humanities Corridor: Syracuse University, Cornell University […]