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University Announces Fund for Faculty Endeavors at Columbia Global Centers

April 04, 2013

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced plans to provide grants to faculty members to leverage and engage Columbia’s Global Center network.

The President's Global Innovation Fund is designed to provide grants for faculty who would like to use the resources or facilities of one or more of the University’s eight Global Centers for teaching or research activities. The aim is to increase global opportunities for research, teaching and service and engage with at least one of Columbia’s eight Global Centers:

  • Amman, Jordan
  • Beijing, China
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mumbai, India
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Paris, France
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Santiago, Chile

The Provost's office is now accepting two types of requests for proposals from faculty: planning grants for a period of no longer than one year with up to $25,000 in funding; and project grants for a period of up to three years with up to $75,000 in funding. 

An overview of Columbia Global Centers, including a description of local, regional, and international partnerships; programming and projects; center interests, priorities and thematic foci; and center personnel and space, can be viewed here.

The deadline for submission of applications is May 30, 2013.   The Request for Proposals can be downloaded here.  Additional RFPs will be issued next year.