The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Sample Project Descriptions

Professor David Stark has been PI on numerous NSF awards. He is also the recipient of other fellowships, including a Guggenheim. He has posted some sample project descriptions and the narrative of his Guggenheim proposal for the benefit of graduate students and early career professors.

You can access these materials on his website:


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