Call for Applications: Seed Grants, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University

October 30, 2019


Applicants must be full-time faculty members at Columbia University, appointed in one of the six social science departments in or SIPA. Priority will be given to junior faculty. All PIs must play an active role in the proposed project.


Up to four one-year research Seed Grants will be awarded, up to $30,000 each.


The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy announces an opportunity for one-year research Seed Grants. The main goal of this project is to offer social science researchers the chance to undertake major research programs that may require initial results or proof of concept to attract external funding. The ISERP seed grant program places a priority on high-risk, high-return research, including work that develops new theories, identifies new areas of methodological innovation, or that bridges different substantive domains. Projects may be domestic, international, or comparative. These awards should have the potential to lead to additional federal, foundation or private funding.


Applications must be submitted electronically. Applications will include a 5-page research proposal that details the specific aims, background to the study, preliminary data (if any), research plan, innovation/significance & future plans, and details on each investigator’s role on the project.

For more information, including additional eligibility requirements, please visit the ISERP website.