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Doctoral Student Funding

Grants and fellowships available to doctoral students at Columbia during the summer and academic year for research on various topics and countries in Asia.

Retirement Research

Funds for policy-relevant research on older Americans. Deadlines listed are for suggested Letters of Inquiry.

Deadline: 

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020

Non-Standard Employment

Areas of interest include the measurement and classification of non-standard work; trends in non-standard employment; causes of the increase in alternative work arrangements; effects of non-standard employment on workers; and the changing social contract.

Deadline: 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Immigration and Immigrant Integration

A call for research proposals studying immigration. Areas of interest include legal status; naturalization and citizenship; mixed-ancestry, ethnic identity, and integration; race, religion, and inequality; and politics, political culture, and public policy.

Deadline: 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Smart and Connected Communities

Cities and communities in the U.S. and around the world are entering a new era of transformational change, in which their inhabitants and the surrounding built and natural environments are increasingly connected by smart technologies, leading to new opportunities for innovation, improved services, and enhanced quality of life.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems

The CNH2 Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. The program seeks proposals that emphasize the truly integrated nature of a socio-environmental system versus two discrete systems (a natural one and a human one) that are coupled.

Deadline: 

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Friday, September 17, 2021

Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems

The Foundation’s new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research Seed Grant

The Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research (CAETR) seeks to highlight the groundbreaking work being done on our campus around women and girls of color, to build capacity in order to bolster and expand existing research projects, and to support the creation of new initiatives. Finally, it also aims to support collaborative work with institutional and community partners.

Deadline: 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Making Democracy Work for Women: Gender Gaps in Political Participation and Representation

Despite legal guarantees of equality, stark gaps in political participation and representation persist between men and women in democracies around the world. Evidence from advanced industrialized democracies shows that when women participate in higher numbers as voters (e.g. after the extension of suffrage rights), it produces policy shifts in line with their political preferences. However, it is unclear whether similar outcomes result in developing contexts where women?s voting rights are guaranteed in the constitution as a result of elite, rather than popular consensus.

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