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Twenty Affinito-Stewart research grants awarded for the 2022-2023 … – Cornell Chronicle

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The President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) awarded Affinito-Stewart research grants totaling $195,166 to 20 Cornell faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year.  
Designed to increase the number of women in tenured faculty positions at Cornell, as well as to support the work of faculty members whose research focuses on women, the Affinito-Stewart Grants program awards junior faculty members with up to $10,000 in research grants. These grants support new and existing projects, and they help faculty complete research that is necessary for successful tenure submission.
PCCW was founded by then-President Frank H. T. Rhodes with the guiding leadership of trustees Lilyan Affinito ’53 and Patricia Carry Stewart ’50. The Affinito-Stewart Grants program was established in 1990, and since then, more than $1.78 million has been awarded to 268 researchers at Cornell—including two recipients who have since advanced to deanships at Cornell: Kavita Bala, dean of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, and Rachel Dunifon, the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean at the Cornell College of Human Ecology.
The program is a critical part of PCCW’s mission to advance Cornell University’s founding commitment to inclusion and gender equity in academic and professional fields.
The 2022 recipients and their research projects are:
Funding proposals were reviewed and rated by the PCCW Grants committee and Cornell faculty members from across the university. The review process was guided by criteria that evaluated scholarly merit, research design, feasibility, and likely relevance to tenure promotion.
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