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Podell Endowment Awards for Research and Scholarship Program

The Cornell Academis and  Professors Emeriti (CAPE) is pleased to announce the Podell Endowment   Awards for Research and Scholarship Program.  Cornell Alumnus, Albert Podell (58) has endowed this program to support research and scholarship related to making the world a better place to live. 

Representative topics of study could include but are not restricted to: 

  • Climate Change
  • Enhancing the World's Food Supply
  • Improving Education
  • Energy Supply and Demand
  • Alleviation of Poverty
  • Keeping Communities Healthy
  • Economic Well Being
  • Law and Conflict Resolution
  • Water and Land Resources
Due to the wide array of their professional interests, applications by CAPE members are welcome from all fields of study at Cornell.  Hence, the above topics are to be interpreted in the broadest sense, including their relation to the humanities and social sciences.



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Award funds can be used for, among other things, the cost of books, equipment, postage, supplies, wages for assistants, essential travel, and technical support. 

Applications should include a concise, double-spaced description of the proposed study, its significance, a specific budget (not to exceed one page), a current, selective CV, relevant publications and extracurricular lectures.  Applications should not exceed 4-5 pages in length.

CAPE has established a PEARS Selection Committee to evaluate the proposals and to make recommendations to the Dean of the Faculty, who will administer the funds through the grantee’s department.

If you are interested, please refer to the Funding Aims and Guidelines, or call the CAPE office at (607) 255-6608 or email at