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Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.

Deadline: 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Gendered Differences in the Causes and Consequences of Migration: Experimental Evidence from India and the United Arab Emirates

This pilot project designs and evaluates the impact of skills training and certification on recruitment of low-skilled labor migrants from a virtually untapped international migration corridor- North-Eastern India to the United Arab Emirate- focusing particularly on women. The researchers seek to understand whether the act of migrating and the capital that follows has the potential of altering migrants and their communities' welfare in terms of their economic behavior, policy preference, socio-political engagement, intra-household bargaining, and tolerance levels.

Competitive Fund for Peace and Recovery

The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Initiative is focused on prevention, mitigation, responses to, and recovery strategies for most forms of social and political violence as well as humanitarian emergencies, including:

Deadline: 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Schemes in Developing Countries

This proposed research project will study the most efficient form of unemployment support using a large data set on the employment history of over 400,000 workers. This employment data will be combined with expenditure and unemployment compensation data for the study. The researchers will categorize different types of unemployment compensation (unemployment insurance, lump sum payments, and no insurance) and use sophisticated methods to analyze how the type of unemployment compensation unemployed workers receive affects affect their consumption over time.

Interdisciplinary Research Projects

The Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University (CSSD) is an interdisciplinary research center supporting collaborative projects that address gender, race, sexuality, and other forms of inequality to foster ethical and progressive social change. The Center’s work has two overarching research streams: “Women Creating Change” and “Imagining Justice.”

Deadline: 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

IGC Small Grants

At the country-level, there is a focus on demand-led research. The IGC works across ten countries in Africa, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and four countries in Asia, including Bangladesh, India (Central and Bihar), Myanmar and Pakistan.

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