Call for Proposals: Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Seed Grants

March 19, 2018
5:00 PM


All full-time faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College. Non-faculty may apply with the support of a faculty co-investigator.


Up to $50,000.00 for projects one-year in duration, with the possibility of renewal for a second year of funding.


The PSSN Program will offer annual seed grants to enable collaboration between Columbia and Barnard faculty in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, and faculty in the natural sciences whose primary focus is the empirical study of mind, brain, and behavior. 


Unlike previous years, a Letter of Inquiry will be the first step in the application process for 2018. The committee will invite selected applicants to submit a full proposal. Grants will be awarded on or before July 1, 2018.

Letters of Inquiry should outline interdisciplinary research that involves either direct collaboration between neuroscientists and researchers from other disciplines, or traverses traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to investigate issues relevant to society and neuroscience.

Letters of Inquiry should be no more than a single page with one-inch margins in 11pt font. Please include the title of the proposed project and list the principal and co-investigator(s) and their departmental affiliations. All letters should include a short summary of the project, a brief statement of interdisciplinarity, and should briefly describe the timeline and the total funding amount sought.

Generally, proposals that involve research already in progress or stand-alone curriculum development will not be funded.¬†Please submit letters as a PDF or Word file and email to [email protected].