DEADLINE EXTENDED: Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects in Society and Neuroscience


ELIGIBILITY: All full-time faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College. Non-Faculty may apply with the support of a faculty co-investigator (see Proposal Instructions for further details).

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

DEADLINE: Extended until March 29, 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 (including postdocs and senior PhD students) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with a letter of support from a faculty advisor and at least one full-time faculty member serving as co-investigator.

Proposals should outline interdisciplinary activities and research that involve either direct collaboration between neuroscientists and researchers from other disciplines, or traverse 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 Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to presidentialscholars@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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