All full-time junior faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia University, Teachers College, and Barnard College.
Proposals from undergraduate and graduate students are especially encouraged. Collaborative projects that involve participants from different disciplines (including professors and students of any rank and from any school at Columbia, Barnard) are encouraged.
$1,500-$3,000. Grants can be combined with any other funding held by the applicants. Projects must be completed and funds expended by December 15, 2021, with a possibility of a one-year extension.
The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University (CSS) invites proposals for innovative interdisciplinary projects involving the study of science in society that require modest amounts of seed money to initiate collaborative research and programming. Projects might include small research collaborations and pilot studies, organizing internal discussion groups and journal clubs, planning an event or conference.
We will be prioritizing projects that connect to our year-long theme of Knowledge and Access and/or focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in policies, systems, and spaces in science and society. Please visit our Knowledge and Access page to see some sample topics of exploration around this theme.