Columbia Global 2024 Award Recipients

A total of 41 projects have been selected for their exceptional proposals and potential to address complex global issues. 

May 08, 2024

Columbia Global announces the recipients of six award opportunities designed to further innovative research and initiatives worldwide that focus on critical issues, such as health, migration and social justice, urban and community resilience, education and capacity building, labor relations, climate solutions, and media and information integrity.

A total of 41 projects have been selected for their exceptional proposals and potential to address complex global issues. These awards are part of Columbia Global’s commitment to be a nexus for learning and intellectual exploration as well as a catalyst for creativity and impact locally and globally.

President’s Global Innovation Fund

The President’s Global Innovation Fund was launched in 2013 to support innovative projects enriched by the infrastructure, expertise and connections of the Columbia Global Centers. The 118 awards awarded over the past decade have fostered new, interdisciplinary collaborations among Columbia faculty, researchers and schools; accelerated innovation through collaborative research and global knowledge exchange; and provided rich new learning opportunities for students at all levels. This year's round sought proposals focused on migration and displacement.

Columbia Global Resilience Fund

In response to the alarming increase in the complexity and frequency of global crises, Columbia Global established a Global Resilience Fund to serve as a platform for the Columbia University community to respond to major global crises in a coordinated and synergistic way. The Global Resilience Fund is designed to harness the University’s intellectual resources and practical expertise — in partnership with local, in-country institutions — to support recovery and resiliency efforts, and to enable research and scholarship that lead to increased understanding of the root causes of crises and the development of novel, feasible and scalable solutions. This year's award are focused on the consequences of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey in 2023.

Early Career Faculty Impact Fellowship

The Early Career Faculty Impact Fellowships provide training and seed funding to early-career faculty at Columbia University to support them in advancing their research towards social impact. The second cohort includes early-career faculty from five Columbia schools.

Columbia World Projects Impact Awards

The Columbia World Projects Impact Awards support faculty and researchers from across Columbia University who seek to address pressing societal challenges with innovative solutions, with the potential to scale and accelerate impact. This year, the awards are specifically focused on the theme of "Enabling Thriving Communities," aiming to advance the well-being and resilience of communities. 

Columbia Global Center Rio: Climate Hub Awards

In early 2023, the Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro launched its Climate Hub | Rio — a new public-private partnership — with seed funding from the City of Rio de Janeiro. The Climate Hub | Rio seeks to encourage training, research and events that focus on a variety of areas related to urban sustainability, the green economy and land use in Brazil (with priority given to the City of Rio de Janeiro). The awards support Columbia University faculty, researchers, doctoral students and postdocs committed to pursuing climate-related research in Brazil. Read more about the 2024 recipients.

Center for Political Economy: Student Awards

The Center for Political Economy's Graduate Student Award program provides Columbia graduate students with financial support to conduct research in the area of political economy with a focus on the following two labs: Work and Labor, and Firms and Industrial Policy. Read more about the 2024 recipients.