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.

PCCW grant opportunities

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 President’s Council of Cornell Women is now accepting applications for the
2020-21 Affinito-Stewart & PCCW Grants.

The awards will be announced in December and funds will be distributed after February 1, 2021 and must be used by June 30, 2022.

The Affinito-Stewart & PCCW Grants program was established in 1990 to increase Cornell’s retention of women faculty and faculty conducting research and scholarship into women’s issues and advancement. Affinito-Stewart & PCCW grants support non-tenured Cornell women faculty as well as other faculty (associate and assistant ranks, both men and women) engaged in research and scholarship relating to women’s issues and the advancement of women in completing research already underway or in initiating new research projects that will provide the evidence of scholarship necessary for successful tenure submission.

The recipients receive seed funding for research and other academic projects critical to the tenure process to advance Cornell junior faculty and promote the long-term retention of women faculty and faculty conducting research and scholarship into women’s issues and advancement.

Affinito-Stewart Grants and PCCW Grants are intended to lead to:

•Major funding from foundations or government sources;
•Publication of books and/or articles in respected scholarly journals; or
•Other evidence of scholarship appropriate to a specific discipline.

PCCW Frank H.T. Rhodes Leadership Grants

Leadership Grant Applications will be available soon.
Please check back later.

The President’s Council of Cornell Women established the Frank H.T. Rhodes Leadership Grants in 2000 to provide support for women’s issues at Cornell. These grants fund activities that recognize the recipients and prepare them for leadership. In keeping with PCCW’s tradition of support, the Frank H.T. Rhodes Leadership Endowment Fund assists the following Cornell groups:

•Women students
•Women’s athletics programs
•Women faculty, administration, and staff

Grants from the PCCW Frank H.T. Rhodes Leadership Endowment Fund
are intended to support new projects which are deemed to have a reasonable probability of significant, substantive, and long-term impact and
prepare and/or recognize individuals for leadership.

Microgrants

Given the current situation within our communities, we are pausing all processes for the PCCW Microgrants applications for the time being. Please know that we will be reassessing this process at a later time, and will provide an update as soon as possible.

These grants fund women student organizations up to $500 each semester for projects or events directed to women’s issues and gender equality.

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.