To fulfill its Mission and to increase student awareness of the alumni network and encourage future participation in the Association, the Human Ecology Alumni Association (HEAA) awards grants annually to qualifying students in the College. The grants are available for student use in furthering the three objectives of the College: research, teaching, and outreach.   The HEAA hopes, with these grants to help further the awardees' academic interests, research, and outreach or career preparation and professional development.

The grant program is competitive in nature and each round of applications will be reviewed and decided upon within two weeks of each deadline (November 3, 2017 and March 2, 2018). The grants are available to undergraduate and graduate students of the College.

  • Students will be advised of the decision to approve or deny their applications by a representative of the HEAA.  
  • Grants will be awarded based on the strength of the application as well as an effort to provide awards equally across the various departments within the College of Human Ecology. 
  • Grant monies will not be awarded for lodging, meals, or other personal expenses.
  • Grant monies are payable to the individual and not payable or transferrable to Cornell University.

To apply for an HEAA Grant, please complete the following application by the specified deadline. Applications must include a letter of recommendation to be considered. Students are responsible for ensuring letter(s) of recommendation are received by the deadline.

If you are past grant recipient and need to submit a final report please send to

HEAA Grant Guidelines

Top 10 qualities of a well-written HEAA grant application

Submit your application

2016-2017 HEAA Grant Recipients

For questions contact or 800-453-7703

Recently Funded Grant Research/Projects

  • Funding to travel to the Experimental Biology conference (EB) in San Diego, April 2016 to give an oral presentation on undergraduate research on the relationship between salt fortification and physical performance in female Indian tea pluckers. 
  • Study to examine the effect of education on health behaviors and outcomes, such as tobacco use and diabetes. 
  • Study exploring the visual relationship of the back strap loom and its impact on the production of material culture.
  • Study to access the effects of sitting and standing work postures on measures of attention, performance, discomfort and physical activity for a short-duration computer task.
  • TST Boces Smith School and CU Public Service center nutrition and cooking series course.
  • Supplies to design garments that are accessible and fashionable, with the purpose of de-stigmatizing disability through fashion.  
  • Funding for travel and/or research supplies for Medicare Part D study.
  • Funding the registration fee and travel expenses to attend the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) conference in Austin, TX from April 6-8, 2017.