The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs is currently accepting proposals. 

If you think that your nonprofit or government organization could benefit from consulting work done by CIPA graduate Fellows enrolled in our MPA program, please submit a project proposal by clicking on the link below and e-mailing the completed form to the Associate Director of CIPA Public Engagement & Capstone Programs, Laurie Miller.

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If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Laurie Miller at or (607) 255-4858. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss project ideas with Ms. Miller before submission of proposals. Applicants will be notified as to whether their proposal has been selected after the complete review of their materials. Thank you for your submission! 

Note: For student academic records, a copy of CIPA Capstone reports will be stored in electronic archives at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. 
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Brief Description of Organization
Have you or your organization previously hosted CIPA students?
Describe the main points of your project in less than 100 words (problem to be solved, research/analytical methodology for the project, expected product/outcome from the CIPA student consulting team).
Project Overview
expected results of the project
What are the desired actionable outcomes of the project? (For example, do you wish to have a set of recommendations, a comprehensive report, a briefing book, etc).
Special Considerations
Do you expect to meet with the student team during working hours? (Many students have classes and/or other school-related obligations throughout the day on Mondays through Fridays.)
Are there any potential obstacles that may affect the teams’ ability to complete the project - for example, staff turnover, data privacy, etc.?
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