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Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Society and Neuroscience

The PSSN Program will offer annual seed/pilot grants to enable collaboration between Columbia and Barnard faculty in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, and faculty in the natural sciences whose primary focus is the empirical study of mind, brain, and behavior. This request for proposals is open to all full-time faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College that contribute to these interdisciplinary goals. Non-faculty applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with at least one faculty member serving as co-investigator.

Deadline: 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Center for Science and Society Seed Grants

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University invites proposals for innovative interdisciplinary projects involving the study of science in society that need modest amounts of seed money to initiate collaborative research and programming. All full-time faculty, students, and postdocs at Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible, and proposals are welcomed especially from undergraduate and graduate students. Projects might include small research projects, support for a reading group, inviting a speaker, or a contribution towards developing a conference.

Deadline: 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mott Grants

The foundation funds grants in the following categories: civil society, education, environment, and Flint (MI, where it is based).

Science, Technology, and Society Dissertation Grant

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

Deadline: 

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Friday, August 3, 2018

Fellowship in The History of Family and Kinship

To support a fellowship of 6-12 months in Washington, DC, with opportunities to travel to other libraries and archives.

Deadline: 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fellowship in the History of Knowledge

To support a fellowship of 6-12 months at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, with options to travel to other archives and libraries.

Deadline: 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars)

To support dissertation expenses for graduate students doing research on the well-being of individuals or communities in the US or Canada.

Deadline: 

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Radcliffe Fellowship

Each of the more than 800 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them. Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more.

Deadline: 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Attention Networks and Cognitive Challenges: Positional Advantages in Complex and Distant Search

Network theory has provided novel concepts and analytical tools for understanding how actors can leverage privileged access to others' expertise to make sound decisions. But to date it has focused on the social ties that comprise social communities. By identifying communities through network patterns of attention, instead of through patterns of direct soical network linkages, this project will identify cognitive communities, thereby reorienting network analysis from its traditional focus on social ties.

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Privacy Concerns Regarding the Use of Home Diagnostic Technologies

Under the supervision of Prof. David Stark, Ph.D. student Joan H Robinson, will engage in archival research and interviews to investigate the regulatory framework for home diagnostics, looking in particular at how home diagnostics have contributed to the development of American legal frameworks of personal privacy and disclosure. Utilizing archival materials at the National Archives and those attained through the Freedom of Information Act, she will study the primary sources used by the Food and Drug Administration in their deliberation regarding the Medical Device Amendments of 1976.

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