CSS Funding Opportunities

The Center for Science and Society supports four grant-giving programs: 

Community-Driven Co-Production of Climate Knowledge Small Grant

This grant supports collaborative environmental projects between Columbia University affiliates and community members. Funded by the Columbia Climate School and administered by the Center. 

Applications for Community-Driven Co-Production of Climate Knowledge Small Grants are now closed. 

Co-Production of Knowledge Grants

This grant supports projects led by community-based nonprofits in partnership with a Columbia University affiliate to center local needs in research dynamics. 

Applications for the Co-Production of Knowledge Grants are due September 6, 2024 at 11:59pm. 

Course Development Grants

This grant supports the development of new cross-disciplinary and co-taught classes that bridge fields in the humanities, arts, and/or social sciences with fields from the natural sciences. 

Applications for the 2024 Course Development Grants are due September 6, 2024 at 11:59pm. 

Public Outreach Grants

This program supports efforts to help boost public understanding, education, and response to societal concerns surrounding science, technology, or medicine. 

Applications for the 2023 Public Outreach Grants are closed.

Seed Grants

Seed grants are awarded to innovative interdisciplinary projects involving the study of science and society that require modest amounts of seed money to initiate collaborative research, workshops, and other activities.

Applications for the 2023 Seed Grants are now closed. 

Center & Institute Initiative to Enhance Remote Learning and Teaching

With a challenging academic year ahead, these grants support proposals that cultivate student engagement and enhance the online learning experience for Columbia students and instructors. 

Applications for the Remote Learning and Teaching grants are now closed.