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Research to Inform Child Support Policies and Programs

About half of all American children will spend at least part of their childhood living in a single-parent, most frequently single-mother, family. Single-parent families with minor children are particularly economically vulnerable.

The child support enforcement program plays a critical role in facilitating private income transfers from noncustodial parents to their nonresident children.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of intergenerational mobility by using recently released statistics on mobility from the Equality of Opportunity Project.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Minerva Research Initiative

The deadline below is for the white paper. Interested ISERP researchers should download the instructions from grants.gov or contact ISERP for the PDF. The 2021 topics are:

Deadline: 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities

The goal in funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging program funds contributed by government, philanthropic foundations, or other funders.

Metaketa IV: Conflict

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals for field experiments that seek to assess the effects of community policing programs to build citizen trust in and improve the effectiveness of police services.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Metaketa III: Natural Resources

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals for field experiments that seek to assess the roles of information to governments and/or community monitoring of resources on the governance of forests and/or freshwater.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Metaketa II: Taxation

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals for field experiments that seek to assess the effects of facilitating citizens’ formalization of their relationship with the state on access to publicly financed goods, and tax compliance in developing countries.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dissertation Fellowships

Priority areas include:

• Social Security

• Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security

• Wealth and retirement income

• Program interactions

• International research

• Demographic research

Deadline: 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

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, December 21, 2020

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: 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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