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President’s Global Innovation Fund

Launched in March 2013 by President Lee C. Bollinger, this fund is designed to provide support for faculty who would like to use the resources or facilities of one or more of the University’s eight Global Centers for teaching or research activities. The Columbia Global Centers are a global network of regional hubs intended to enhance the quality of research and learning at the University.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Special Initiative on Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge (BioSS)

Two recent intellectual developments have prompted RSF to launch a special research initiative that integrates knowledge from the biological and social sciences. First, there has been a paradigm shift in the life sciences, spurred by the realization that many biological processes, rather than being fixed, immutable mechanisms that consign people to particular life outcomes, are instead fluid, dynamic responses to features of the social and physical environments humans inhabit.

Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.

Deadline: 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Seed Grants

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) is pleased to issue a request for proposals. The CPRC seed grant program is made possible by funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the Columbia University Office of the Provost, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP). The goal of the CPRC seed grant program is to advance intellectually innovative research projects in population, health, and society to the point where they can attract external funding.

Turkish Studies Grants

Dissertation Writing Grants support graduate students in the writing stage of the dissertation. Summer Language Study grants are also available.

Deadline: 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Northeast Asia Council Japan Study Grants

Grants for travel within the US for research on Japan, short term research travel to Japan, and seminars and conferences related to Japanese studies.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020

China and Inner Asia Council Small Grants

Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements.

Deadline: 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Joint Projects on Religion and Public Life

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University supports academic research, teaching, and scholarship on the study of religion and public life. The Institute seeks proposals from Columbia University faculty for programs that aim to understand the role of religion in the contemporary world and its historical roots. Proposals for seminars, conferences, events, research and other joint projects that bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars are welcome.

Deadline: 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Diversion and Alternative to Arrest Programs

The foundation is primarily interested in measuring the impact of diversion programs on public safety, fairness, and cost efficiency. Particular outcomes of interest include recidivism (e.g., frequency of re-arrest, additional
charges, additional convictions); the use of criminal justice and/or other public resources (e.g., jail booking,
jail days, court costs, emergency room admissions, failures to appear); and socio-economic indicators (e.g.,
housing, employment, income, and education).

Deadline: 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

Deadline: 

Friday, December 1, 2017

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