Student Grant Program

The College of Engineering is committed to facilitating connections and providing opportunities for undergraduate students who are motivated to pursue undergraduate research during their time at Cornell.

Undergraduate engineering students and their faculty mentors may apply for semester or summer funding awards, administered through Engineering Learning Initiatives, to support undergraduate research engagement. Although some students may receive support through individual faculty research grants or may instead opt to gain academic credit for a research project, the college's Student Grant Program offers an additional source of support. Funds may be used to provide student wages or to cover project expenses.

Our goal is to enable as many students as possible to benefit from an undergraduate research experience at Cornell.

Please be aware that Engineering Learning Initiatives undergraduate research funds are available only for undergraduate students currently enrolled in the College of Engineering and Biological or Environmental Engineering (BEE) majors.

Funding Cycles:

TermsApplication OpensDeadlineAward
FallMid-AugustEarly SeptemberLate September
SpringEarly NovemberLate NovemberEarly January
SummerEarly MarchLate MarchEnd of April