Call for Applications: Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Society and Neuroscience


ELIGIBILITY: All full-time faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College (see Proposal Instructions for further details).

AMOUNT: Up to $30,000.00 for projects 1-2 years in duration

DEADLINE: February 20, 2017

PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS: Available as a PDF here.

The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program (PSSN) invites proposals for interdisciplinary projects that lie at the intersection of neuroscience, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Faculty Seed Grant Competition

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.

Proposals should outline interdisciplinary research that involves either direct collaboration between neuroscientists and researchers from other disciplines, or traverses traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to investigate issues relevant to society and neuroscience.

Awards will be made of up to a total of $30,000 for projects 1 – 2 years in duration. Up to five grants will be awarded each year.

Submitting Proposals

Please download the full application instructions and grant guidelines before starting your proposal. Only complete proposals will be reviewed. Please submit proposals as a single PDF document by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 20, 2017 to melinda.miller@columbia.edu with “Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Society and Neuroscience” in the subject line of the email.

Please direct any questions to presidentialscholars@columbia.edu.  For a list of 2015 and 2016 Seed Grant awardees and their projects, please click here.

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