Faculty Grants

Global Policy Faculty Grants

To apply for the grant:

  1. Download and fill out the application Download Application
  2. Once completed, submit your application Submit Application
Summary

Only Project Proposals solicited from shortlisted applicants will be accepted and reviewed. Unsolicited Project Proposals will not be considered.

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative seeks to foster research on global problems and to find effective ways of influencing global policy by engaging stakeholders and public policymakers. The Initiative aims to combine the best academic research with the best policy analysis, thereby helping to bridge the gap between scholarship and global policy-making.

To this end, the Columbia Global Policy Initiative administers a Faculty Grant program to support research that addresses global policy issues. Up to three Global Policy Faculty Grants will be awarded in Spring 2016 for up to two years each. All grants are made on a competitive basis. Award amounts are determined individually by project, with a maximum of $100,000 per year. Depending on annual reviews of benchmarks achieved, selected projects may be renewed for a second year grant. All projects should seek to forge interdisciplinary and inter-school faculty collaborations. Projects may, but are not required to, collaborate with other universities and institutes, nationally and globally.

What kinds of projects are eligible for funding?

  • Applied, searching for effective solutions that can be implemented;
  • Research-based, drawing on in-depth, rigorous analyses;
  • Multidisciplinary, bridging departments and schools;
  • Have two principal investigators, from two separate disciplines, at least one of whom must be a full-time member of the Columbia University faculty;
  • Global in nature, having cross-border origins, consequences, or implications;
  • Responsive to the needs and voices of stakeholders;
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for students to engage and collaborate with faculty in research, education, or training;
  • Already have or are currently seeking matching funding opportunities;
  • Have the potential to grow into sustainable initiatives independent of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative that can be implemented by relevant actors or agencies;
  • Provide realistic budgets that effectively leverage the modest funding that is available.
Submission Guidelines

Only Project Proposals solicited from shortlisted applicants will be accepted and reviewed. Unsolicited Project Proposals will not be considered.

For submission instructions and requirements, please download the application above. Project Proposals are due by 5PM EST on April 4, 2016. Please submit materials via the submission button above.

For further information related to the Columbia Global Policy Initiative or the grant application process, please email globalpolicy@columbia.edu.

 

Previous Winners

In 2015, the Columbia Global Policy Initiative awarded its first Global Policy Faculty Grants. Grants were awarded to four projects that are working to bridge the gap between scholarship and policy-making to address today’s global challenges. Each project was awarded a maximum of $100,000, renewable for up to three years.

Congratulations and welcome to the four new Columbia Global Policy Initiative projects: