The application period for the CGEP Faculty Grant Program for 2018-19 is now OPEN  

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2018. Grants are awarded to support faculty research and public policy analysis focused on topics relevant to the Center’s mission. This includes policy-relevant work on economic, geopolitical, technical, institutional and environmental issues related to the production and consumption of energy.  

About the Faculty Grant Program 

Faculty grants are awarded to support faculty research and public policy analysis focused on topics relevant to CGEP’s mission. This includes policy-relevant work on economic, geopolitical, technical, institutional and environmental issues related to the production and consumption of energy.

CGEP will award recipent(s) up to $60,000. 

The Faculty Grants Committee gives priority to research that is likely to make a substantive contribution to the relevant field. CGEP encourages collaborative interdisciplinary research proposals, as well as collaborations between early career and mid/later career investigators. Collaboration is also encouraged with CGEP scholars and affiliated faculty. Preference will be given to projects that involve SIPA faculty. The maximum award for a CGEP Faculty Research Grant is $60,000, however applicants may submit proposals for smaller grants. 

Funding will be available from award notification through June 30, 2019.  In special circumstances, the Grants Committee may make the award for a longer period.  After the grant award deadline, unused funds will be returned to the CGEP Faculty Grant Program; on rare occasion, the Grants Committee may approve an extension.  No funds from the Faculty Grant Program may be used for faculty compensation.

The Awards Process

Grants are awarded by the Faculty Grants Committee, which is comprised of Alex N. Halliday (Director, Earth Institute) , Scott Barrett (Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, SIPA), Geoffrey Heal (Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business Shchool) and chair Jason Bordoff (Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs and Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA).

Proposals are evaluated on the following criteria: intellectual merit and innovation of the proposed project, quality of project organization, and plausibility of timeline.  The award committee will give priority consideration to policy-relevant work and research likely to make a substantive contribution to the relevant field. 

Reporting and Output Requirements

Recipients of an award from the CGEP Faculty Grant Program agree to the following:

  • November 2018 - A progress report of 2 pages describing work to date and next steps.
  • March 2019 - A progress report of 2 pages describing work to date and next steps.
  • June 2019 - Delivery of final draft report text (including all charts, graphs and tables in excel), to be reviewed, edited and produced via the Center’s publication process and released as a public product under the Center’s branding. This output should describe the findings of the research and their policy relevance. 
  • July 2019 - Submit copies of any other materials resulting from the project [excel files, PPT decks, fact-sheets, etc], and a financial report.

 

Additionally, recipients are to present their findings at a Faculty Roundtable organized by the Center. This can take place during the term of the grant, or in the following academic year.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the online application and upload all requested forms linked below. 

1. Download and complete all documents (Project Proposal, Budget Template, Budget Narrative)

2. Click "Start Application" below - this will direct you to the online application 

3. Complete the application form and upload all documents (Project Proposal, Budget Template, Budget Narrative)

4. press "submit" to enter your application

 

Project Proposal (pdf)

Budget Template (pdf)

Budget Narrative (pdf)

Please provide a line-item budget and a budget narrative.  Grant proposals without completed budgets and budget narratives will not be reviewed.

Please use the Budget Template to list the costs associated with the grant portion of the project. 

In the Budget Narrative, please detail how the investigator arrived at the amount for each line item, and how the funds will be spent.  The narrative is formatted according to the headings on the budget template. 

 

Please direct any questions to mmb2290@columbia.edu.