Partnership is essential to Cornell’s creative and efficient approach to interdisciplinary collaboration, advancing the university’s mission of rigorous scholarship, pioneering research, and public engagement. Cornell’s colleges and schools, more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers, and related groups propel the development of new technologies, the creation of new knowledge, and the search from different perspectives for sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Our office helps organizations navigate the university, identify opportunities for collaboration, find faculty and programs of interest, and arrange for campus meetings. We also provide assistance throughout the grant process to provide a seamless transition from initial conversations to funded partnerships.


Barbara Hoerner

Barbara Hoerner

Director, University Foundation Relations & Corporate Philanthropy

Rob Miegl

Assistant Director, University Foundation Relations & Corporate Philanthropy