Call for Applications: Pilot Grants in Social Studies of Genetics and Precision Medicine, Columbia University

October 15, 2020


Columbia University faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are eligible for the awards. 

Involvement of faculty from more than one discipline is encouraged. Non-Columbia faculty can participate in a project so long as a Columbia faculty member or post-doc is the principal investigator. Graduate student applicants may propose a faculty supervisor or will be matched with an appropriate faculty member if needed. 


Awards range up to a maximum of $20,000. 


Pilot grants are available to support empirical or conceptual work on ethical, social, economic, legal, historical or philosophical issues related to genetics or precision/personalized medicine. Awarded by the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics and the Precision Medicine and Society Program at Columbia University. Priority is given to proposals that address:

  • The promise and/or limitations of precision public health, including the relevance of personalized medicine techniques to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of genetics on understanding the effect of the pandemic on patient populations
  • The ethical, legal, and social implications of psychiatric, neurologic or behavioral genetics
  • The application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to healthcare. 


Please visit the posting webpage for complete application information. Please email Paul S. Appelbaum ([email protected]) and Gil Eyal ([email protected]) with any questions.