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Summer Grants 2010

The Center for Study of Development Strategies and the Applied Statistics Center are pleased to announce a new initiative to support graduate student research in summer 2010.  The two centers will make 4-8 grants available for new research projects for summer 2010.

Topics
Proposals should address the topics and themes of interest to the centers. CSDS especially encourages proposals to implement or develop experimental designs to examine questions related to the political economy of development; ASC encourages proposals to collect or analyze data to answer important questions in social research. In addition we encourage proposals that span the interest of the centers, for example collaborations between statisticians and social scientists to develop and apply techniques for addressing questions of substantive importance. Applications that seek to use the funding as a seed grant to develop larger proposals are also encouraged.

Who
The call is open to graduate students in all departments, early year (1,2,3) graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.

Budgets
Proposals should include budgets to cover the proposed research; these should not exceed $5,000 for an individual project and $10,000 for a joint project that spans the interests of the centers.

Obligations
Awardees will be asked to present their designs and the results of their summer activities in a workshop in Fall 2010; in addition a short report should be filed with the centers describing the use of funds.

Application
Please complete the application form and send a CV to Caroline Peters at cp2530@columbia.edu

Deadline
The deadline for applications is midnight on 17 March 2010. Results of this round should be announced approximately one week after this deadline.

Questions
Feel free to contact Caroline with inquiries regarding the grant program and application process.