Call for Applications: Columbia Population Seed Grant Program

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) is pleased to issue its annual 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 research projects in population, health and society to the point where they can attract external funding.


All faculty and research scholars or scientists at Columbia University and its affiliated schools are eligible to apply. Consistent with Columbia University policy, full-time associate research scientists/scholars and postdoctoral research scientists/scholars require prior approval to serve as Principle Investigators and should obtain this prior to applying for a CPRC seed grant.
Preference is given to CPRC members whose proposals have been developed through one of its Primary Research Area groups or small working groups (Justice Working Group, Fragile Families Working Group; Work-Family Group); to proposals that include investigators from at least two Columbia departments/schools or represent the mentorship of a junior investigator by a more senior investigator; and most importantly to applicants who intend to apply for additional funding from NIH, NSF, or a major foundation. Proposals from postdoctoral fellows will be considered only if there is an explicit plan to conduct the pilot research as well as any subsequently funded research at Columbia University. Seed grant funds may not be carried to another institution.


The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, June 30, 2015.


Please visit for application instructions.

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