Proposals must be submitted by one or more Columbia University and Barnard College faculty members. Working groups can include outside collaborators.
Funding is in the amount of $35,000 over two years with the possibility of $15,000 for a third year, contingent on working group interest and the availability of Center funds.
The Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University is an interdisciplinary research center supporting collaborative projects that address gender, race, sexuality, and other forms of inequality to foster ethical and progressive social change. The Center’s working groups challenge the disciplinary divides among the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences by asking not only how historical categories of social difference intersect on the level of identity, but also how these categories shape institutions, modes of knowing, acts of representation, and processes of globalization. Projects should align with the mission of “Women Creating Change” or “Imagining Justice."
Director Paige West ([email protected]) and Executive Director Catherine LaSota ([email protected]) are available to discuss potential projects with colleagues thinking about proposing them, and sample project proposals are available by request.