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NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01)

The NIH Director's Transformative Research Award complements NIH’s traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.

Deadline: 

Friday, September 15, 2017

NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2)

The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2) supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.

Deadline: 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Precision Medicine and Society Pilot Grant Program

Pilot grant awards for Columbia faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are available from the Precision Medicine and Society Program (part of Columbia’s Precision Medicine Initiative). The awards are designed to support work on issues relating to the social, legal, economic, humanistic and ethical impact on society of the introduction of precision medicine and new genomic technologies.

Deadline: 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Doctoral Dissertation Grant: An Ethnography of Chronic Disease Risk and Pre-Diabetes

This project examines how risk is made into an object of biomedical intervention. It will explore how biomedical risk practices and discourses are transforming contemporary social life. To illuminate these processes, the investigators will study the phenomenon of pre-diabetes in an urban environment. Pre-diabetes is a new and rapidly expanding diagnostic category. The use of the term speaks to new methods of surveillance and management of glucose in the bloodstream. It is creating a wide and growing at risk population that is situated between ill and healthy.

Faculty Research Fellowships

A University-wide center, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center seeks to bring together researchers from across the entire to enable the interdisciplinary study of the biopsychosocial nature of the aging process and its modifiability.

Sponsored by the Center under the direction of Ursula M. Staudinger, Ph.D., these faculty fellowships are open to all junior and senior Columbia University faculty members interested in innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on aging and the lifecourse.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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