In Spring, 2020, the Cornell China Center invites proposals from Cornell faculty for $10,000100,000 through four types of research grants.
are welcome to apply to more than one grant program. Grants are open to PIs from Ithaca, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech.
If you missed our grant information sessions or have additional questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 607-255-0550.
- Do I have to have a faculty collaborator in China, Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan? --> For many of the grants, yes. For the CCC-EAP grants, a collaborator is welcome but not required.
- Do I have to assemble an interdisciplinary grant team? --> Not this year. For the 2018-19 grant cycle, we required China Innovation Grant teams to include at least two Cornell co-PIs from different fields. This year, interdisciplinary teams are welcome and may be preferred in the award process but are not required. A strong single-PI China Innovation Grant team proposal is welcome.
- I missed your grant information sessions and grants Q&A office hours. How can I learn more? --> The PPT slides are available here in Cornell Box.
- Do I need a Form 10? Not for these internal grants. If the grant PI would need approval to be a PI through an exception for an external grant application, then please get an email note from a department chair/center director or similar approving the PI to apply for this internal grant. Include this permission to be a PI with the single PDF application upload in Qualtrics when you apply. This exception note does not count towards the page limit.
- If you are applying for a ZJU joint seed fund grant, please make sure to read the Cornell-issued RFP (linked above), which differs slightly from the China-issued version. Each side is funding its own researchers with slightly different guidelines in terms of what can be funded by each university.
- What fringe and overhead rate should we use for this funding? --> For the China Innovation Grants, use 0% fringe benefit rate for contract college postdocs/staff due to the donation source. Endowed positions require standard fringe rates. The other grants do not allow staff salary, just GRA summer stipends and hourly student work. There is no IDC on any of the Spring 2020 Cornell China Center grants.
- Do you have page formatting requirements? --> No, but size 10-12 font and 0.5-1" margins are typical. Either single or double spacing is fine; we expect that proposals will likely be single-spaced to include all requested information within the page guidelines.
- Do these grants allow computer purchases? --> No.
- Can I exceed the page limit to include extra text, a reference list, or images? --> We ask all grant applicants to stick to the page limit to be fair to all. Thanks!
- How do we submit our CVs? -- To submit your application on the Cornell side, please compile everything into one PDF file and upload through the Qualtrics form.