All full-time faculty and research scholars or scientists at Columbia University and its affiliated schools are eligible to apply. Consistent with Columbia University policy, full-time associate research scientists/scholars and postdoctoral research scientists/scholars require prior approval to serve as Principal Investigators and should obtain this prior to applying for a CPRC seed grant.
The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) is pleased to issue its annual request for proposals. The CPRC seed grant program is 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 advance intellectually innovative research projects in population, health, and society to the point where they can attract external funding.
Substantively, the CPRC is interested in proposals that 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 in collaboration with a Columbia Global Center(s); and/or 4) develop research methodology. Policy-related research should be oriented toward pressing social issues in the domestic or international arena.