Ask a Dean Category: Fellowships and Funding

Could we be provided clarity on who was eligible for and received the emergency summer fellowships?

Dear Deans, I was wondering if we could be provided some clarity on who was eligible for and received the emergency summer fellowships that was announced by Dean Kahabka in April. DGSs from two different graduate fields (totaling over 100 Ph.D. students) have shared that none of their students were approved for the fellowship despite nominations…

Will my FY21 stipend be reduced due to measures being taken to address Cornell’s budget deficit?

Hello deans, Last week, Cornell announced additional measures to address Cornell’s FY21 budget deficit. Those actions include reducing staff salaries and wages in contract college units, with reductions up to 5%. I am a Ph.D. student on a teaching assistantship in a contract college. Will my FY21 stipend be reduced? -Concerned about my stipend Response Dear…

Will conference grants still be supported by the Graduate School?

Dear deans,  I would like to attend a virtual conference, will conference travel grants be available in Fall 20?  Interested in a conference Response While University travel is restricted, the Graduate School is modifying our Conference Travel Grant program to help cover the cost of student participation in online conferences.  To be eligible, student must…

How flexible will the Graduate School be if students need extra time to complete their academic milestones?

Dear Deans, How flexible will the Graduate School be if students need extra time to complete their academic milestones? All of the graduate students I know are working hard to make progress towards their degree virtually, but many students absolutely need to do physical experiments or collect data in a certain location to finish their…