Call for Proposals: Workshop and Seminar Funding, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University

November 9, 2018


Faculty, research scholars, and research scientists appointed in one of the five social science departments in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences or SIPA are eligible to apply for ISERP funding for workshops and seminars. At least one applicant per workshop or seminar team must be a full-time faculty member.


Up to $10,000. Funding can cover travel and lodging, honoraria, workshop refreshments or meals, and a small stipend for a graduate student coordinator. One (1) Year (renewable for one additional year based on your submission of a successful end-of-year activity report in fall 2019.)


The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is pleased to issue its annual request for workshop and seminar proposals. The goal of ISERP workshop and seminar support is to bring together scholars from within and across disciplines to focus on matters of common interest. ISERP-sponsored workshops and seminars take myriad forms: some focus on scholars’ works in progress, others serve as speaker series for innovative work. All ISERP workshops and seminars are free and open to the public. We invite proposals for new workshops or seminars for the calendar year of January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019. 

Workshops and Seminars that are collaborative and involve faculty from more than one discipline will be given special consideration. We strongly recommend that your proposal be accessible to scholars beyond your immediate field.


Applicants should submit:

  • A 3-page proposal that describes the proposed workshop or seminar, its mission, its structure and organization, and a plan for its first year. 
  • A detailed budget and budget justification. 
  • Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to ISERP.

For more information, please visit ISERP's webpage. Please contact with any questions on this process.

Additional ISERP Calls for Proposals: