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Call for Applications: Columbia Population Research Center Seed Grant Program

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) is issuing a request for seed grant proposals, made possible by funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the Columbia University Office of the Provost, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP).

The goal of the CPRC seed grant program is to help faculty lay the groundwork for intellectually innovative research projects in population, health, and society that can subsequently attract external funding. Substantively, the CPRC is interested in proposals that address one or more of our research priorities. Applications should 1) focus on the CPRC’s four primary research areas; 2) link cutting-edge research in neuroscience with the social, behavioral, or health sciences; 3) propose globally focused research; 4) develop research methodology; and/or propose policy-related research oriented toward pressing social issues in the domestic or international arena. Up to $15,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: All full-time faculty and research scholars or scientists at Columbia University are eligible to apply.

There is a rolling deadline. For more information, please visit the Columbia Population Research Center website.

Call for Applications: MOOCs and the Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants

Requests for proposals are being accepted for two new grants programs: Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants are designed to support efforts around teaching initiatives and exploration at the school, department, or program level. Awards provide up to $20,000 per academic year plus in-kind CTL support.

The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) grant program provides support for open online courses taught by Columbia faculty. Columbia courses offered through MOOC platforms continue to reach a large global learning community, promote public engagement, and make teaching and research activities at the University more visible. A limited number of grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded; accepted courses will receive hands-on support for instructional design and course production from the CTL.

Eligibility: All full and part-time faculty of Columbia University are eligible to apply. Courses must be offered fall 2018, spring 2019 or summer 2019. Please see the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning for additional requirements.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning website.

Call for Applications: Hybrid Learning Grants and Start Small! Mini-Grants

Requests for proposals are being accepted for two new grants programs: the Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery grant program, which supports faculty who are developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogy and learning strategies in the classroom. Awardees will receive a grant ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, along with access to resources and support from the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for content development, instructional design, media production, software design, and assessment.

The new Start Small! Mini-Grants provide support to faculty who are interested in experimenting with one new pedagogical strategy or tool. Awardees will receive in-kind support from the CTL and receive up to $2,000 for a one-semester period.

Eligibility: Full-time and part-time faculty are eligible. Individual faculty, groups of faculty from the same department, and interdisciplinary teams are welcome to apply; however, teams receive one award. Courses must be offered during either fall 2018, spring 2019 or summer 2019.

The deadline for applications is April 16, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning website.

Call for Applications: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University Funding Programs

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University has three funding programs with upcoming deadlines:

Call for Seed Grant Proposals: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy announces a one-year research Seed Grant Award opportunity of up to $30,000. The main goal of this project is to offer social science researchers the opportunity to undertake major research programs that may require initial results or proof of concept to attract external funding. The ISERP seed grant program places a priority on high-risk, high-return research, including work that develops new theories, identifies new areas of methodological innovation, or that bridges different substantive domains. Projects may be domestic, international, or comparative. Deadline: February 28, 2018. For more information, visit the website.

Call for Workshop and Seminar Proposals: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is pleased to issue a call for workshop and seminar proposals. The goal of ISERP workshop and seminar support is to bring together scholars from within and across disciplines to focus on matters of common interest. Up to $10,000 will be awarded. Deadline: February 28, 2018. For more information, visit the website.

Call for Conference Proposal: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is pleased to issue call for conference proposals for FY18. Multiple conferences may be funded concurrently. We envision funding at least two conferences, depending on the number and quality of the applications. Up to $25,000 will be awarded. Deadline: February 28, 2018. For more information, visit the website.

 

Job Opportunity: Fellow in the History of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks an outstanding candidate for a two-year fellow in the history of medicine to start July 1st, 2018. The appointee will be proposed for an academic title of Instructor on Biomedical Sciences. This is expected to be a joint venture with the History Department at the University of California Los Angeles. Applications from individuals who study questions relevant to the history of medicine in the modern period are welcome, with preference for deeply researched projects that address why this field matters today. (The PhD must be in hand before the fellowship’s start date.) The appointee, with the expectation of a concurrent appointment as Visiting Faculty in UCLA’s Department of History, will enjoy substantial time to pursue research, and will have teaching assignments in both institutions.

The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a new research unit within the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Division of Graduate Research Education. The Medical Center, in the heart of Los Angeles, is one of the nation’s leading non-profit medical institutions. It is a teaching hospital of UCLA and has a large academic enterprise with substantial extramural funding.

The Cedars-Sinai’s Program in the History of Medicine explores the body and its cultural contexts from the early modern period to the present. Researchers cover a wide range of sub-disciplines and seek to educate the medical community about the shapes that medicine and science have taken across the centuries. Our inquiry is bound by a commitment to rigor and experiment, and an ecumenical embrace of methods, disciplines, and evidence. Through original research and educational programming, we seek to understand the knowledge of the past with reference to the knowledge we generate today.

The submission deadline is March 15, 2018. For more details and application instructions, please visit the fellowship website.

Launch of the History of Knowledge Blog

The German Historical Institute has launched History of Knowledge, a blog that will “serve as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information on the history of knowledge.” The website includes visual and expository media from scholars of varying disciplines.

Editors Kerstin von der Krone and Mark R. Stoneman invite scholars to submit blog posts for consideration and to submit responses to posts via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

Learn more about the History of Knowledge blog on their website!

Call for Applications: Doctoral Fellowship in Book History, Lund University

The Division of Book History at Lund University is offering a four-year fellowship to one doctoral student.

Book history research encompasses the book and other document types as physical objects as well as the interaction between the individual, society and graphical communication through out history. The material and social history of print culture, and the function and significance of graphical techniques in empirical and historical as well as theoretical terms constitute key areas of the division’s research along with questions concerning images and typography. Currently, special attention is being paid to research into the relations between typography and politics in communist Romania; the publishing house Cavefors; the history and function of sewing patterns in the print culture of the 1800s and 1900s; books’ ability to do politics as well as southern Sweden’s early print history, with particular regard to typography and local print culture issues. The division has a PhD program in Book history.

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. The fellowship begins on September 1, 2018, and the application deadline is March 1.

For more information, please refer to the full job listing.

Call for Papers: On the Natural History of Destruction: Technology, Politics, and Material Transformation in Asia’s Long World War II

This one-day workshop aims to illuminate the complicated relationship between political possibilities and material transformation in Asia during the catastrophe of the continent’s long World War II (1931-1954). The workshop will bridge the artificial divide between East and Southeast Asia by bringing together scholars from across the field of Asian studies to discuss the ways that the experience of war altered the complex relationships between politics, culture and technology, not least as a consequence of the violent alteration of physical landscapes and social relations by fighting, colonialism, mobilization, industrialization, resource extraction and disaster. In doing so, the workshop will add towards an understanding of the war and its attendance conflicts as global and regional events rather than ones contained within limited geographical boundaries of nation-states. At the same time, it will create opportunities for discussion across disciplines, including history, literature, cultural studies, human geography and anthropology, around the common rubric of the wartime history of technology, broadly defined.

The workshop will take place October 5, 2018.

Early-career scholars and advanced PhD students are invited to submit 300-word abstracts online at www.columbiawartimeasia.com by April 6, 2018. Email submissions should include the applicant’s name, email address, institutional affiliation, paper title and abstract, together with a short academic biography (no more than 100 words). Selected participants will be notified by April 20, 2018.  

For more information, please refer to the attached file; write to columbiawartimeasia@gmail.com; or visit www.columbiawartimeasia.com.

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Call for Proposals: Precision Medicine and Society Workshops and Seminars

The Precision Medicine and Society (PM&S) Program was established as part of the University’s overall Precision Medicine Initiative to address the ethical, legal, economic, social, and humanistic issues relating to precision medicine and advances in genomics. As part of this effort, the PM&S Program is pleased to issue a request for workshop and seminar proposals. This call for proposals is aimed at encouraging the Columbia community to explore the issues critical to realizing the potential benefits of precision medicine in an equitable fashion.

PM&S workshop and seminar support is intended to bring together scholars from within and across disciplines to focus on matters of common interest relating to precision medicine and genomics. The workshops and seminars can take myriad forms: some may focus on scholars’ works in progress, others may serve as a speakers’ series for innovative work and still others may lead to the development of academic course materials. Participation in the workshops or seminars will be open to scholars and other interested persons by invitation only

Qualifications: Proposals will be evaluated on their intellectual merit and coherence, and their judicious use of funding. Workshops and seminars may focus on a specific topic, a broader exploration of PM&S issues or a set of intellectual questions. We encourage workshops and seminars that are collaborative and interdisciplinary, and that provide structured opportunities for graduate student training and development. The following are examples of areas of scholarship that are of interest to the PM&S Program: Economics of Precision Medicine; Social Impact of Precision Medicine; Benefits and Challenges of Genomic Reproductive Technologies; Legal Aspects of Precision Medicine; and Precision Medicine and the Humanities.

Eligibility: Faculty, research scholars and research scientists across the University are eligible to apply for funding. At least one applicant per workshop or seminar team must be a full-time faculty member. Workshops and seminars that involve faculty from more than one discipline will be given special consideration.

Submission: Applicants should submit: a 3-page proposal that describes the proposed workshop or seminar, its mission, its structure and organization and a plan for its first year; and a detailed budget and budget justification

Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to cb145@columbia.edu.

The award period begins July 1, 2018 and lasts for two years. Up to $15,000 will be awarded. Funding can cover travel and lodging, honoraria, workshop refreshments or meals and a small stipend for a graduate student or postdoc coordinator.

The deadline is April 15, 2018 and notice of award will be June 1, 2018.

For questions contact Cynthia Barley at 212-854-3726 or cb145@columbia.edu.

Call for Applications: 2018 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship

Bloomberg invites exceptional Ph.D. students working in broadly-construed data science, including natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to apply for the inaugural Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship for the academic year of 2018-2019. The goal of this fellowship is to provide support and encouragement of groundbreaking publications in both academic journals and conference proceedings.

Applicants must be full-time students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program, and in their third year or higher during the 2018-2019 academic year (among other criteria).

The grant includes full tuition support, $35,000 stipend, $5,000 conference travel support, Bloomberg mentors, 12-week summer internship at Bloomberg, and the opportunity to renew fellowship for up to three years total.

The deadline is March 15, 2018.

For more info about the grant details, eligibility criteria and proposal requirements, please visit the fellowship website.


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