Last week, on Friday, March 22nd, the CAT Lab hosted a discussion on grant-seeking and grant-making with the Deputy Director, Elizabeth Eagen. Elizabeth is an experienced leader with a background in grant-making, focusing on emerging technology for advocacy. Currently, she leads initiatives at the Citizens and Technology Lab at Cornell University to understand the societal impacts of technology and develop strategies to align digital spaces with public interests. Her extensive experience includes collaborations with diverse stakeholders, and she emphasizes the importance of equitable partnerships in advancing human rights.

Elizabeth shared some of her insights and knowledge about philanthropy and grants during the presentation. Developing a grant proposal, finding the funds, and shepherding the project through are all critical to building the next phase of knowledge and research. Elizabeth discussed her process and experience in developing grants and gave insight into building grant proposals for organizational growth, research, and fellowships.