Pandemic Message

COVID-19 Update: For updates on the current status of each opportunity, please contact the Advisor listed, or for courses, check the linked Class Roster page.


College/School Eligibility:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Architecture, Art and Planning
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Computing and Information Science
  • Engineering
  • Human Ecology
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • SC Johnson Business - Dyson
  • SC Johnson Business - Hotel
  • SC Johnson Business - Johnson

Class Year Eligibility:

  • N/A

Open to:

  • Cornell Undergraduate Students

**Only current Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholars in good standing may apply for support account funding**

Before starting the application process, you will need to:

  • Complete the Support Account Canvas course.
  • Contact the program director about the experience and determine if it falls within the program guidelines
  • Secure a position (do not apply based on a potential position)
  • Have details about your experience including:
    • Location
    • Dates of experience
    • Direct supervisor contact information
      • If doing research on-campus - you are required to obtain an endorsement from your faculty mentor.
      • If doing research off-campus - you must obtain endorsements from BOTH your current faculty mentor and Supervisor.
    • All budget costs (housing, transportation, food, etc.)
    • If any visas or immunizations are necessary, etc.
    • Verification that your health insurance will provide coverage, especially if at a non-US location

We encourage you to sign up for direct deposit via the Bursar.

After completing the application:

  • The application system will notify the program director when the application is complete.
  • You can check your application status. Applications will not be reviewed until all components have been completed.
  • It is the student's responsibility to follow-up on endorsements. Endorsement forms should be completed by the supervisor of the upcoming experience to confirm the dates and responsibilities of the experience.
  • After the program director reviews your application, you will get an email notifying you of the decision. Approval is at program director’s discretion.

Please note:

  • **Due to Covid-19, there are university restrictions regarding where one can travel to participate in experiences.  These restrictions are fluid, based on what’s happening with the pandemic.  Please take note as you make your plans.  Currently, both domestic and international travel is allowed, though an ITART petition is still required for travel to destinations with a CDC Travel Health Notice of 3 or higher.  Students are responsible for understanding and following complex border restrictions and entry and re-entry requirements.  Again, remember that these ratings and restrictions are fluid and changes could occur at the last minute.  Travel insurance is strongly encouraged.
  • Post-experience materials must be submitted within two weeks of the end date or the student’s bursar account may be charged back the amount received.