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Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS)

The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.

Deadline: 

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Thursday, September 5, 2024

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.

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

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative

This funding opportunity announcement includes 24 topics of interest to the Army Research Office, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Office of Naval Research.

Deadline: 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Defense Sciences Office

The current overarching office themes include accelerating scientific discovery, exploring fundamental limits, and expecting the unexpected. In support of this mission, the DSO Office-wide BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts in one or more of the following technical areas: Mathematics, Modeling and Design; Physical Systems; Human-Machine Systems; and Social Systems.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ground Truth

The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of new simulation capabilities to test the accuracy and robustness of causal modeling methods for understanding human social systems and behaviors.

Deadline: 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

The goals of the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program are aligned with the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan (RDSP) and the National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS) to protect and preserve the growing social and economic benefits of cyber systems while ensuring security and privacy. The deadline varies based on type of project.

Smart and Connected Health

The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Friday, December 11, 2020

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

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