The Center for Study of Development Strategies is pleased to announce a new initiative to support graduate student research with seed funding during the summer of 2014. The center will make four grants available for new research projects for summer 2015.
Proposals should address the topics and themes of interest to the center. CSDS encourages proposals to implement or develop well identified research designs to examine questions related to the political economy of development. Grants must be used as seed funding to develop a larger project; grantees will be expected to report on the analysis of data collected over the summer of 2014 and steps to expand the project or an explanation of why the project is not worth continuing.
The call is open to early year (1,2,3) graduate students in the Department of Political Science or to early year participants in the SSDS seminar.
Proposals should include budgets to cover the proposed research; these should generally not exceed $3,000 for an individual project and $6,000 for a joint project. Funding must be spent by October 2015 or be returned to the center for future grants.
Awardees will be asked to present their designs in early June 2015 and their results in April 2016 at two mini-conferences at Columbia.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 14 May 2015 though applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.