Call for Applications: Countering Vaccine Hesitancy and Scientific Misinformation, Columbia University

September 15, 2020


Applicants must be full-time faculty members at Columbia University, appointed in one of the six social science departments in Arts and Sciences or at the School of International and Public Affairs. Priority will be given to junior faculty. 


Grants are awarded up to $20,000 per project. Will not fund book write-ups, documentary films, or ordinary computer equipment. Grants do not fund stand-alone projects, ongoing research, conferences or conference travel, or workshops.


The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy’s Center for Pandemic Research (CPR) announces an opportunity for one-year research Seed Grant Awards. The main goal of this project is to offer social science researchers the chance to undertake major research programs related to best practices for countering vaccine hesitancy and scientific misinformation that may require initial results or proof of concept to attract external funding. This call solicits innovative social science proposals on how to counter vaccine misinformation and enhance trust. The CPR support projects that can start right away, and either inform policy-making and public understanding of pandemic threats or contribute to the resilience and recovery of the Columbia research community. 


For full application requirements, please visit the posting webpage. Please email [email protected] with any questions.