Proposal Development

CPRC is committed to supporting affiliates, particularly junior population scientists, in the development of research grant proposals. While grant submissions are coordinated within the affiliate’s home department, CPRC contributes to proposal development through its seed grant program and through other initiatives, detailed below.

Seed Grant Program

The CPRC seed grant program is made possible by funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National

Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the Columbia University Office of the Provost, the Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP). The goal of the CPRC seed grant program is to help faculty lay the groundwork for intellectually innovative population research to the point where they can attract external funding

Ad Hoc Support for New Proposals

CPRC is happy to coordinate ad hoc support for affiliates developing new proposals. We can draw from our large and diverse constituency to provide examples of successful proposals and to coordinate ad hoc reviews at various stages of the proposal writing process (specific aims, research strategy).

Affiliates can request an ad hoc support of a new proposal by emailing cprc@columbia.edu. Please include any information about the proposal that you can (sponsor, link to specific NIH NOSI/PA/RFA, deadline for submission.

Grant Development Workshops

To help increase CPRC affiliates competitiveness for peer-reviewed external funding in population dynamics research, we organize workshops that brief affiliates on

  • the importance of grant-funded research for professional development,
  • NIH mechanisms and deadlines,
  • grant writing basics, and
  • the review process.

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Affiliates can include CPRC in the Facilities and Resources section of new proposals. Contact cprc@columbia.edu for a brief paragraph that summarizes the resources available to members.