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Call for Proposals:
We invite proposals on the theme of ‘crisis’, broadly defined, from graduate students across the social sciences and humanities for the spring semester of our seminar.  We seek contributions from scholars who are actively trying to incorporate interdisciplinary approaches and methods in their work.
Applications are due January 14 and presenters will be compensated with a $500 honorarium.
The Spring 2019 submission guidelines are as follows:
1. In order to qualify, papers should address the semester’s theme of ‘crisis’ and attempt to
further the efforts of ISERP and the IIGSS to develop collaborative and interdisciplinary
research and methods. Collaborative projects by students in different disciplines are
especially encouraged.
2. To apply, please email applications to the IIGSS Committee at iserp-iigss@columbia.edu
by 5pm on January 14, 2019. Final decisions for papers to be presented at the annual
workshop will be announced by January 22.
3. Applications should include:
a. A Research Proposal. Research proposals (at least 250 words, maximum of 1000)
should focus primarily on how the project addresses the semester’s theme and
describe how the speaker and project will benefit from participation in the IIGSS.
Research proposals will be judged by the IIGSS committee composed of doctoral
students from 5 social science departments, so you should ensure that your
research proposal can be understood by those outside of your own field.
b. Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
c. Please indicate in your submission email how early in the semester you would be
able/willing to present, to aid in our scheduling
We invite proposals from graduate students in the social sciences and related disciplines at
Columbia University; collaborators from other institutions are also welcome so long as a
Columbia student is involved in the project and seminar presentation.
Re-submissions from previous applicants are permitted.
The Seminar Series will meet 3-4 times in Spring 2019; the seminars will take place in the
Week of February 4, the Week of March 4, the Week of March 25, and the Week of April
22 in the Lindsay Rogers Room on the seventh floor in the International Affairs Building (Room
707; exact dates & times TBD). The first half-hour of the seminar will entail the presenter
detailing their project and research methodology, in order to open up the conversation among
participants for the remainder of the session. Food and drinks will be served at a small reception
following each seminar.
If selected, presenters are expected to send papers to the IIGSS committee one week before the
workshop. The committee will circulate papers to other participants.
1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.