Faculty and Research


Cornell’s nearly 1800 graduate faculty represent the nation’s finest researchers, scholars, and teachers.

Faculty Distinctions:

Over the years, fo41 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Cornell as faculty members or students, and each year our faculty receives numerous prestigious awards. 31 faculty were elected the national academics between 2010-2013 (Source: Vice Provost for Research):

  • 209 current memberships (2013) in the national academies.
  • 19 career development and young investigator awards won by young faculty. 
  • 12 faculty won the NSF faculty early career development awards in 2012
  • 7 faculty have been recipients of the President’s National Medal of Science
  • 9 faculty received MacArthur Genius award.

Research and Scholarship

With over $800 million in research funding, one of the ten largest academic research libraries, top ranked graduate fields, and some of the best facilities in academia, Cornell University is consistently ranked as one of the most comprehensive universities in the world. For additional information go to: Research at Cornell

Cornell has more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers, institutes, laboratories, and programs where research is conducted on everything from nano-particles to labor migration in Nepal.  For additional information go to: Centers and Institutes