2021 Seed Grant Applications Open

November 05, 2020
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The Center for Science and Society is excited to open its seventh application cycle of Seed Grants. Seed Grants support innovative interdisciplinary projects involving the study of science in society that require modest amounts of seed money to initiate collaborative research and programming. 

We will be prioritizing projects that connect to our year-long theme of Knowledge and Access and/or focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in policies, systems, and spaces in science and society.

All full-time junior faculty, students, and postdocs at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College are eligible to apply, and proposals are welcomed especially from undergraduate and graduate students. 

Past Seed Grant projects include:

  • A workshop series for graduate students on science communication in academic and public contexts; storytelling with scientific tools; bridging the gap between research and practice; and best field practices.
  • Developing a website that evaluates the accuracy of neuroscientific statements made by mainstream media.
  • A joint-project between undergraduate students and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to map coastal community vulnerability in the Southeastern United States. 

You can learn more about our past Seed Grants by visiting the Seed Grant Overview page

Seed Grant proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on December 15, 2020. For additional details, please visit the Call for Applications