Call for Proposals: Course Development in Science and Society

September 1, 2016


All core lecturers and tenured or tenure-track faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College.




The Columbia University Center for Science and Society invites proposals for the development of new undergraduate curricular offerings in the study of science and society. The aim is to introduce courses that can be offered within current disciplinary structures, as part of already-existing majors and concentrations, but that bring significant discussion of science and society into these offerings. For a list of previously funded courses, please visit the Course Development page.

This competition is open to Core Lecturers and tenured or tenure-track faculty at Columbia University (including Barnard) in any discipline. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 research allowance to be used for the development and teaching of the course over the following two years. If the course is to be co-taught, the instructors will split the award. Tenured faculty must use the entire award to support research for the course (e.g. book purchases or photocopying) and to hire a student to provide research and/or teaching assistance. Awardees will commit to teaching the course within two years of the start of the grant.


Please download and complete the application form, below. All materials must be submitted to Deborah Coen ([email protected]), Director of Research Clusters and Curriculum, The Center for Science and Society, by September 1, 2016. Proposals will be judged by a multi-disciplinary panel drawn from the steering committee of the Center for Science and Society.