Call for Applications: Center for Science and Society Course Development Grants for Co-teaching

August 31, 2022


All lecturers and tenured or tenure-track faculty at Columbia University (including Barnard College and Teachers College). All proposals for courses must include a minimum of two co-instructors, with at least one instructor meeting the eligibility criteria.


The Center is accepting submissions on a rolling basis through the 2021-22 academic year. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or requests for administrative and matchmaking support. 


$3,000 with the possibility of additional/follow-on funding for implementation or in-class support.


The Columbia University Center for Science and Society invites proposals for the development of cross-disciplinary, co-taught courses in “science and society” for undergraduates and graduate students. Courses must be led by at least two co-instructors, one from the natural sciences or other STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine) field, and the other from the arts, humanities, law, social sciences, or other non-STEM field. The Center for Science and Society will provide an initial grant of $3,000 to support the development of the course with potential opportunities for follow-on funding during the teaching phase. The Center will also assist awardees in navigating the bureaucratic hurdles of teaching between departments and schools, and facilitate the cross-listing and cross-promotion of courses.


Please download the Co-teaching Proposal Information Packet for more details and to review the full instructions.

Applications must be submitted via the online form, along with a two- to three-page proposal and a CV for each instructor.