All full-time junior faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia University and Barnard College
The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University (CSS) invites proposals for innovative interdisciplinary projects involving the study of science in society that require modest amounts of seed money to initiate collaborative research and programming. All full-time junior faculty, students, and postdocs at Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible to apply, and proposals are welcomed especially from undergraduate and graduate students. Projects might include small research projects, support for a reading group, inviting a speaker, or a contribution to mounting a conference. Collaborative projects that involve participants from different disciplines (including professors and students of any rank and from any school at Columbia and Barnard) are encouraged. Grants can be combined with any other funding held by the applicants. Awards will normally be in the range of $1,500-$3,000. Projects must be completed and funds expended by June 30, 2020.
Conditions of Receipt
Grant recipients must provide annual reports on project activities, including updates on external funding proposals (successful or unsuccessful), and any papers, publications, course syllabi, and/or reports resulting from seed grant activities. When applicable, research projects involving human subjects and/or animals must obtain (and keep current) approval from the appropriate University regulatory offices.
View past Seed Grant Awards and learn more on our Seed Grant Overview page.
To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF document by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 28, 2019 to Roshana Nabi, CSS Project Manager ([email protected]) with “Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Science and Society” in the subject line of the email:
- Cover page, including title of proposal, principal investigator(s) and departmental affiliations, an executive summary of the project, and the total funding amount sought
- Proposal narrative with timeline of research (no more than 3 pages in 12-point font)
- Itemized projected budget
- CVs for each investigator
For more information, please contact CSS Project Manager Roshana Nabi at [email protected].