Due to travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, AC4 has restructured its Graduate Student Fellowship to adapt to the current situation. Providing funding for the innovative and interdisciplinary research projects on peace, conflict, and sustainability is one of the real highlights of our work at AC4, and we are pleased to be able to continue to offer this support to graduate students across Columbia University.
The 2022 AC4 Graduate Fellowships will fund eligible research costs for a limited number of Columbia University graduate students between April 2022 – December 2022.
AC4 will provide research funds of up to $1000 for qualified interdisciplinary research that is able to be conducted remotely and without travel. Projects should be focused on peace, conflict, sustainability, and/or social justice and can include projects in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Funds can go towards research material expenses including but not limited to study participant incentives, software, digital project hosting, supplies for arts or humanities projects, etc.
- Must be an enrolled Columbia University graduate student (including affiliated institutions such as Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary, etc) at the time of application
- For research proposals, you must remain enrolled at Columbia through the duration of your research project (at least through December 2022). For TC students, please note that your fellowship will not be dispersed through your respective Office of Financial Aid department. Instead, you will receive the payment by check or direct deposit. If you’re awarded the fellowship, you will need to a) submit your tax forms; and b) show proof of student visa status if you’re a non-resident. Payments to TC students will be dispersed 6 weeks after all required paperwork has been received and approved.
- Approved Student Visa status: eligible to work or receive payment in the U.S. In addition, for research grants for international students, depending on your citizenship status, you may be subject to an IRS withholding.
- Scholarship / Fellowship status eligible to receive additional funding
- AC4 is not able to reimburse costs incurred prior to award of the fellowship.
- Applications are due by midnight EST March 24th, 2022!
Application process for Research Fellowship:
- A Proposal (up to 2 pages, single spaced, 12 point font, 1 inch margins), outlining the Who, What, When, Where and Why of what you are proposing;
- Faculty Sponsor (Form), with faculty signature on approval form;
- Estimated Budget (Form), itemizing how the funding would be used;
- Letter of Recommendation, signed and on institutional letterhead;
- Brief CV or Resume (up to 3 pages).
View the research grant application here