Junior Faculty Grants

This small-grants program is designed to support Schools’ diversity plans, by advancing the career success of outstanding junior faculty who contribute to the diversity goals of the University by their research, teaching, and mentoring activities. Requests for proposals occur twice a year and the maximum award is $25,000.

The next application deadline is March 14, 2019. 

Fall 2018 Awardees

E3B Assistant Professor & Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Investigator
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Finding Genes That Control Aggression

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Why Violent Actors Win Elections

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

TMEM16A Antagonists as a Novel Treatment for Asthma: Interaction with First-Line Agent B(beta)-2-Adrenoceptor Agonists

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Sustainable and Fair Ecosystem Towards Robotic-Human Vehicle Interactive Driving Equilibrium (SAFE2RIDE)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Implementing Models for Mechanical Circulatory Support Pre-surgical Assessment in Congenital Heart Disease Treatment (IMMPACT)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Effects of Maternal Prenatal Diet, Stress, and Cardiovascular Health on Infant Diet, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, and Behavior

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of New Genre, Visual Arts
School of the Arts

Turret Tents

Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs

Shades of Integration: Wholesale Electricity Markets in the U.S.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Directed Evolutions of New Biomaterials

Lisa and Bernard Selz Associate Professor in Pre-Columbia Art History and Archaeology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Art, Environment, and Deep Time in Ancient South America

Spring 2018 Grantees

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Trust, Cooperation, and Collective Action in Diverse Communities 

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Complementary Forms of Goal Directed Behavior

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center  
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Improving the Reproductive Health of Minority Adolescent Males with a User-Informed, Theory-Based, Digital Health Intervention

Assistant Professor of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Boosting Mitochondrial Complex I Assembly to Alleviate Complex I Dysfunction

Assistant Professor of Business
Graduate School of Business

Money and Banking

Assistant Professor of French and Romance Philology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Book Manuscript, Research Symposium and New Translation

Fall 2017 Awardees

Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism

How Political Violence Becomes Banditry

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Capacity Building: Leveraging Medicaid Data to Assess and Improve Longitudinal Outcomes and Costs for New York’s Most Vulnerable Congenital Heart Patients

Assistant Professor of Business
Graduate School of Business

Trickle-Round Signals: When Low Status Becomes High

Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Subjectivity and Accumulation in Latin America

Carl and Bernice Witten Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies 
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Religious Crucible: Kabbalah, Modernity and the Challenges of Religious Coexistence in the Works of Elia Benamozegh (1823-1900)

Assistant Professor of Music
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Resonances of the Rural: Music, Sound and Migrant Moroccan Men in Italy

Assistant Professor of Music
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Comedians of the King

Assistant Professor of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Trade and Growth in a World of Cities

Assistant Professor of Business
Graduate School of Business

Studying Behavioral Segregation via Online Social Networks

Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health

The Structure of Health Disparities: Examining the Pathways Through Which City- and State-Level Policies Impact HIV-related Risk Behaviors for Sexual and Racial Minority Youth in the United States

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health

Novel Dual Color Cell Assay to Study Sex-specific Effects in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis