Aravind Natarajan, Ph.D. ’19, center, of the Science Blender podcast, is pictured with podcast co-creators Joseph Brown, left, and Kevin Weyant. Natarajan, whose vision inspired the podcast, is using an Engaged Graduate Student Grant to amplify academic success stories for diverse students through podcasts.

Eighteen receive Engaged Graduate Student Grants

Eighteen Cornell doctoral students have received 2019-20 Engaged Graduate Student Grants totaling $269,397, which will support community-engaged research relevant to their dissertations.

Cornell impacting New York State

Coming from 13 fields of study, grantees are collaborating with communities around the world, including artists of color in Chicago, deported migrants in Guatemala, women homeworkers in India and young people in New York City.

Seven New York state counties and eight countries are represented in this year’s projects.

The funded students and projects are:

Find more information about each project on the Engaged Cornell website. Applications for the 2020-21 grants will open in the fall.

Ashlee McGandy is content strategist in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

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