2017 Seed Grants Awarded

June 19, 2017

The Center for Science and Society provides annual Seed Grants up to $3,000 to cross-disciplinary projects that involve the study of science and society. All full-time faculty, students, and postdocs at Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible, and proposals are encouraged especially from undergraduate and graduate students. This year, the Center for Science and Society has awarded funding to five interdisciplinary projects led by faculty from a number of departments at Columbia University, including psychology, journalism, political science, sociology, and history. Our 2017 Seed Grant recipients are:

Social Ties to Muslims and Political Engagement: A Social Network Approach
The Fight against ‘Alternative Facts’: Finding Ways to Accurately Communicate Neuroscientific Information to the General Public
  • Kristen Michelle Frazer (Graduate Research Assistant; Department of Psychology) 
  • Christopher Medina-Kirchner (Post Baccalaureate Student/Graduate Research Assistant; Department of Psychology) 
  • Ana Singh (Graduate Student; School of Journalism) 
  • David Lipkin (Student; Bronx High School of Science) 
Graduate Student Transdisciplinary Salon: Increasing Literacy around Ecological Concepts, Frameworks, and Vocabularies
  • Ben Mylius (Graduate Student; Department of Political Science) 
Impairment and the Social World: Towards a Sociology of Disability
Materialized Cosmologies’ Concept Lab

Learn more about the 2017 Seed Grant projects