Mid-Career Faculty Grants

This small-grants program is designed to support Schools’ diversity plans, by advancing the career success of outstanding mid-career faculty who have received tenure for the first time in the previous seven years, have made a recent, significant contribution to their field, and who contribute to the diversity goals of the University by their research, teaching, and mentoring activities. Requests for proposals occur once a year and the maximum award is $37,500 total over three years. 

The Spring 2021 submission deadline was Friday, March 12, 2021.  

Spring 2021 Awardees

Associate Professor of Astronomy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Using Star Clusters to Fix Stellar Clocks

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean for Doctoral Education
School of Social Work

Stress and Waking Health Behaviors in Daily Life: Is Sleep a Stress-Buffer or Stress-Exacerbator?

Professor of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Building a Collaborative Science and Community Outreach Infrastructure

Associate Professor, Music, Ethnomusicology & African American & African Diaspora Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Love Song in Black Popular Music, 1945-2000

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Preparing Today’s Hardware for Tomorrow’s Software

Associate Professor of History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Fugitive Cosmopolitans and the Making of the Black Atlantic

Associate Professor of History and French
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Gender Question: Populism, National Reproduction, and the Crisis of Representation

Spring 2020 Awardees

Associate Professor of Business
Columbia Business School

Acuity-based Staffing in the ICU

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Investigating the Mechanobiology of Cervical Tissue Remodeling

Lenfest Earth Institute Associate Professor of Climate Change
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Innovative Carbon Dioxide and Volatile Organic Compound Capture integrated with Humidity Control for Human Health

Associate Professor of Social Work
Columbia School of Social Work

What Happens After Trauma Is Posted on Social Media?

Associate Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Faculty of Arts & Sciences

A New Antiquity, Art and Humanity as Universal (1400-1600)

Associate Professor of Religion & African American and African Diaspora Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Religion and Music in African American Life Since the 1960s

Spring 2019 Awardees

Associate Professor of Management
Columbia Business School

Hormones in Groups: The Effects of Collective Testosterone-Environmental Fit on Group Performance

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Remapping Race

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

A Novel Technique for in-situ Atmospheric Aerosol Activity Measurement

Associate Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Underemployment and Racial/Ethnic Inequality Among College Graduates

Spring 2018 Awardees

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Cross-currents: Recontextualizing Race, Gender and Queer Studies in Early Medieval English Literature
This project recontexualizes the conceptualization of race, gender, and queer studies in early English medieval literature by putting the field in direct dialogue with contemporary scholarship in African-American studies, queer studies, ethnic studies, and the broader field of island studies. 

Professor of Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Elucidating the Structural Basis of Tissue Failure in Osteogenesis Imperfecta
This project proposes to delineate how structural defects in osteogenesis imperfecta (oi) collagen lead to altered mechanical response and, in particular, impaired strain stiffening in collagen networks that serve as model tissue.

Associate Professor of Professional Practice
School of the Arts

Proving Up: 3 Novellas

Associate Professor of Business
Graduate School of Business

What's on Your Mind? Where Minds Wander and How it Impacts Our Lives

Associate Professor of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Do Hiring Nudges Affect Racial and Gender Diversity? Case-by-Case Versus Group Hiring

Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Women, Architecture, Writing: Research Seminar and Book

Associate Professor of Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Extending the Coherence Time of Molecule Interactions with Light for Precision Measurements and Quantum Information