The Collaborative Research Grant provides undergraduate and masters students at Columbia and Barnard with an exciting opportunity to work alongside Columbia University faculty, research scientists and professors of practice on a research project of the student’s choosing. Students apply for funding for two semesters (fall/spring), which will enable them to explore the research project more fully than a typical one semester project would allow. Applications will be accepted from students from a variety of backgrounds and departments, so long as the research focuses on an area related to environmental sustainability.

Collaborative Research Grants are available to undergraduate and masters students at Columbia and Barnard. PhD students are not eligible to apply for funding, but are encouraged to work with students under the supervision of a faculty mentor. All positions pay $16 per hour and interns work part-time during the fall and spring, approximately 10-15 hours per week, for a maximum of 120 hours per semester.

Please contact Samantha Ostrowski at with questions. 

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019 at 11:55pm. 

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*Please note PhD students are not eligble for the collaborative research grant

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All students who are awarded funding through the Earth Institute are requested to participate in the Spring Student Research Showcase.  Please indicate your acceptance to participate in the research showcase by clicking yes below. *