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Grants for Research on Youth

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

The Emergence of Symbolic Notation and Data Visualization in Algebra and Chemistry

This award supports doctoral dissertation research in history of science that focuses on the use of mathematical and chemical symbolism. Such notation is currently regarded as essential to scientific work. By contrast, for much of Western European history, the use of symbols in science was not regarded as a suitable approach. However, by the nineteenth century, symbolic notation had become ubiquitous. This project's objective is to explain why European scientists came to see symbolic notation as credible during the early modern period.

Interdisciplinary Research Projects

The Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University (CSSD) is an interdisciplinary research center supporting collaborative projects that address gender, race, sexuality, and other forms of inequality to foster ethical and progressive social change. The Center’s work has two overarching research streams: “Women Creating Change” and “Imagining Justice.”

Deadline: 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) Awards

The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) seeks to fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. IRIS seeks to enable fundamental research on the results of public and private investments that support discovery, innovation, and education on the campuses of U.S. universities.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Harriman Russian Studies Research Grant

The Harriman Institute at Columbia University invites proposals for research in Russian Studies. Please follow the link below for more information including eligibility and application instructions

Deadline: 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Research Initiatives in Science & Engineering (RISE)

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research annually sponsors the Research Initiatives in Science & Engineering (RISE) funding competition, which awards seed monies to initiate very early-stage, potentially high-impact, interdisciplinary, and high-risk research collaborations that may trigger novel scientific paradigms.

Deadline: 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. These applications should propose single or mixed methods studies that break new ground, extend previous discoveries in new directions or develop preliminary data in preparation for larger studies. Of particular interest are studies that explore the implications of new or emerging genomic technologies or novel uses of genomic information.

Deadline: 

Monday, June 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Monday, February 17, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Small Research Grant Program (R03)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Small Research Grant (R03) applications to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. These applications should be for small, self-contained research projects, such as those that involve single investigators. Of particular interest are projects that propose normative or conceptual analyses, including focused legal, economic, philosophical, anthropological, or historical analyses of new or emerging issues.

Deadline: 

Monday, June 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Monday, February 17, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Project Grant Program (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Applications may propose studies using either single or mixed methods. Proposed approaches may include but are not limited to data-generating qualitative and quantitative approaches, legal, economic and normative analyses, and other types of analytical and conceptual research methodologies, such as those involving the direct engagement of stakeholders.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020

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