President's Visioning Committee: Cornell in New York City

The NYC Visioning grant initiative launched in spring 2019, seeking to provide funding for collaborative, cross-disciplinary pilot projects to expand learning and research opportunities in New York City for Cornell faculty and students.

The committee received 30 proposals – each developed by faculty teams working across colleges and campuses – with aspirations for integrating work on Cornell’s Ithaca and NYC campuses.

Three projects have been selected for full funding:

  • Biodiversity Studies Using Interdisciplinary Research Designs: The Ecosystem Services Costs of Nightlights in New York City
  • Human and Machine Improvisation in Action
  • Cornell University Medical-Legal Partnership: Enhancing Care and Advocacy for Immigrants and Asylum-Seekers

A fourth received a planning grant for further development:

  • The Medical Humanities

Each project involves faculty members collaborating across two or more colleges, with a focus on extending research and outreach more deeply into NYC and strengthening connections across Cornell’s campuses. Grant recipient will submit regular reports with updates on their progress.

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