President’s Council of Cornell Women

Advancing the women of Cornell

The President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) is a group of highly accomplished alumnae working to champion women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae as they lead within their fields at Cornell University and across the world. Explore our history, membership, and outreach.

Apply Now for PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant Applications

The President’s Council of Cornell Women is now accepting applications for the 2019 PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grants.

The Affinito-Stewart Grants program was established in 1990 to assist the university in its efforts to increase the number of women in tenured faculty positions. To date, PCCW has awarded more than $1,330,000 to 257 women at Cornell.

Apply now for a 2019 PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grant

The PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grants support the advancement of Cornell junior women faculty and increase the long-term retention of women faculty by providing seed funding for their research and other academic projects critical to the tenure process. The program recognizes recipients with awards of up to $10,000 to support non-tenured Cornell women faculty to complete research already underway or initiate new research projects that will provide the evidence of scholarship necessary for their successful tenure submission.

To apply, please complete this application by Friday, February 8, 2019. The awards will be announced in May and funds will be distributed July 1, 2019 and must be used by June 30, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact We are looking forward to this year’s submissions!


Loréal L. Maguire, D.Ed.

Director, Volunteer Programs


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