Columbia Giving Day Supports Seed Grants

October 22, 2018

Make a donation today and help transform university education for the 21st century!

On Wednesday, October 24, the Center will join with schools and departments across Columbia University to support students, scholars, and faculty.

This October, all donations made to the Center for Science and Society will support our Seed Grant program. Seed Grants are awarded to students, faculty, and scholars for interdisciplinary projects connecting the natural sciences with the humanities, arts, or social sciences. Donations from last year helped to support workshops in science communication for graduate students, an undergraduate reading group on biodiversity and the cultural significance of plants, and a discussion series exploring gender and bias in autism spectrum disorder.

Learn more about our recently featured seed grants:

Ben Mylius, a PhD student in Political Science, was awarded a seed grant in 2017 and a follow-up grant in 2018 to organize a student-led discussion group, Ecosalon! Read the full article and learn more about how Ben is breaking down academic silos at Columbia.

Eamonn Bell, a PhD student in Music Theory, and Katy Gero, a PhD student in Computer Science were awarded a 2018 seed grant to start the student reading group, Making Art in an Age of Algorithms: Critical Readings Across Disciplines. Read the full article to learn what inspired them to start the group. 

To view all our awarded Seed Grants, please visit our Seed Grant overview section.