Call for Proposals: Support for Seminars on Topics in Spatial Inequality

April 5, 2019


All full-time Columbia University faculty, at any rank, are eligible to apply.


Faculty will receive $15,000 in summer salary towards course development.


The Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University (CSR) is pleased to announce funding to support the development of new courses that focus on topics related to spatial inequality at Columbia University. We are seeking proposals for courses to be taught for the first time in Spring 2020, and/or during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The goal of this funding is to establish and support courses at the university that address spatial inequality from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the humanities and the arts, and through innovative teaching approaches. After the initial course development faculty will incorporate newly designed seminars into their regular teaching offerings.

Topics in Spatial Inequality seminars must be offered at the 4000 level and be open to students within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia’s undergraduate colleges, as well as the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.


Please submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Course prospectus, of no more than 5 pages, that includes: a course description, sample schedule and bibliography, a description of potential assignments, and a statement indicating whether you are applying for the Spring 2020, or the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • CV of instructor(s)
  • Letter of support from department chair that indicates availability to teach course in Spring 2020 (or academic year 2020-2021), and support for incorporating the proposed seminar into regular departmental course offerings

For more information, please see the Call for Proposals