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.
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.
Increasing globalization and urbanization worldwide have profoundly altered the state of the family in many societies. In particular, a sizeable fraction of children have experienced parental migration during the course of their childhoods, either accompanying their migrant parents (migrant children) or left behind by one or both parents (left-behind children). Migration represents a distinct form of family transition and one that likely has important effects on child health and development. It often brings considerable economic improvement through increased income or remittances.
The Scholars Program awards grants to early career researchers. The foundation focuses on youth and young people ages 5-25, inequality, and the use of research to benefit young people. Applicants must be nominated by the university and each major division (i.e. SIPA or A&S) may only nominate one faculty member. Contact the Office of Research Initiatives for internal submission instructions.