About our grants

The President's Council of Cornell Women invites qualified Cornell students and faculty to submit proposals for projects or events. Help support gender equality and raise awareness of women’s issues.


Since its founding in 1990, PCCW has raised over $297 million for the university. PCCW facilitates knowledge across academic disciplines through its research grants for faculty and other faculty-related initiatives.

Affinito-Stewart Grants

The 2022-23 PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grants are now accepting applications. 

The President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) will award Affinito-Stewart Grants of up to $25,000 to advance the careers of non-tenured Cornell women and non-binary faculty as well as other junior faculty (of any gender identity, typically at the assistant level) engaged in research and scholarship relating to women’s issues and the advancement of women and non-binary persons. For instance, Affinito-Stewart Grants may facilitate these faculty’s ability to:

  • Procure major funding from foundations or government sources;
  • Publish or present scholarly works;
  • Advance academic promotion and tenure track; or
  • Give other evidence of advancement in their specific area of expertise.

Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023

Decision Date: End of May 2023

Application: PCCW Affinito-Stewart Grants Application 2022-23

Please review the Affinito-Stewart Grant Overview document for more details on the grant application process, eligibility, and other requirements.

Please contact Nataki Corneille, Director of Diversity Alumni Programs at pccw@cornell.edu

PCCW Frank H.T. Rhodes Leadership Grants

The President’s Council of Cornell Women is now accepting applications

PCCW will award Leadership Grants of up to $25,000 to Cornell-affiliated students, faculty, administrators, and staff for projects that prepare and/or recognize women and non-binary persons for leadership. For purposes of this grant, leadership is defined broadly as the art of motivating others to achieve something new and better.

The FHTR Leadership Grants are intended to:

• Be aligned with the university’s goals and priorities as evidenced in a definitive way
• Have a reasonable probability of significant, substantive, and long-term effect
• Further the goals of PCCW

To apply, please review the application instructions document  and complete the 2022-23 PCCW Frank H.T. Rhodes Leadership Grants application by February 27, 2023. The awards will be announced in April 2023 and funds will be distributed after July 1, 2023 and must be used by June 30, 2024.


The 2022-23 PCCW Microgrants are now closed. If you have any questions, please reach out to Nataki Corneille, Director of Diversity Alumni Programs at pccw@cornell.edu.


Questions regarding the PCCW Affinito-Stewart, FHTR Leadership and Microgrants?  Please reach out to Nataki Corneille, Director of Diversity Alumni Programs at ppcw@cornell.edu

Meet past grant recipients

A short video produced by PCCW member Deborah C. Hoard MPS ’78 for the 2019 Annual Symposium to celebrate and recognize the impact of their philanthropy, mentoring and engagement.