Related Programs

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) (Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Wildlife Preservation Trust, International) offers a Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with special emphasis on the interface of the biological and social sciences to solve problems in environmental policy and conservation biology, while also offering specializations in ecosystem ecology, evolution and behavior. Fellowships offering full tuition and stipend for 5 years are available. Further information and application packets may be obtainedfrom the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.


Columbia-American Museum of Natural History Alliance

At least two curators from the American Museum of Natural History will teach courses on an annual basis in Columbia 's anthropology department. Columbia 's anthropology students have access to the museum's research facilities, library, archives, laboratories, and collections. For students interested in pursuing a degree in museum anthropology, a Master of Arts degree program has been developed. This new formal alliance between the Museum and Columbia is the continuation of a long-standing tradition of cooperation begun by Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Harry Shapiro, all of whom were curators at the Museum and teachers in Columbia's anthropology department.


Columbia-Teachers College Joint Program in Applied Anthropology

In 1968, Teachers College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University initiated and implemented a Joint Program in Applied Anthropology. The joint venture between the Teachers College and the Department of Anthropology (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) trains graduate students registered at either graduate school. By this agreement, all applied anthropological training at Columbia University is administered through Teachers College. The Joint Program offers a course of study and thorough training in applied anthropology that is certified by both institutions.

The Ph.D. program in Applied Anthropology is for those who plan to engage in scholarly writing and research, applied research and evaluation, or teaching and administrative responsibilities at colleges, universities, professional schools of education and medicine, research institutes, state, federal, and international agencies and bureaus. Students design and complete a 75 point (Ph.D.) course of study, pass the program's certification and language exams, conduct anthropological field research, and write and defend a research proposal and dissertation.


LSE-Columbia University Ph.D. Student Exchange Program

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Trustees of Columbia University have developed an alliance to offer Ph.D. students additional research resources (archival and advisory) and to introduce students to the academic culture, professional contacts, and employment opportunities.

Columbia students close to completing their doctoral thesis, or in their second or third year of coursework (prior to fieldwork) with a record of completing their course work satisfactorily are eligible for the exchange. The exchange offers the opportunity to visit LSE and work informally with one or more advisors at LSE on final thesis revision, and/or on publications and presentations and to attend conferences and workshops both within the School and in the UK and Europe.

LSE students close to completing their doctoral thesis with a record of completing their course work satisfactorily are eligible for the exchange. The exchange offers the opportunity to visit Columbia University and work informally with one or more advisors at Columbia University on final thesis revision, and/or on publications and presentations and to attend conferences and workshops both within the University and in the United States.

Duration of each exchange Each exchange will be for a minimum of one 10-week LSE term or one Columbia University semester and a maximum of one academic year.
Number of exchange students per year The number of exchange students is set at a maximum of two person years per year in each direction.                                                                                                                     
Application procedures For Columbia students going to LSE:

  • Columbia students should submit to the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia a dossier containing the following materials: A one-page single-spaced statement of academic purpose explaining their progress towards completion of their research, why a visit to LSE would benefit them and what they intend to do in LSE and indication of which scholar/s at LSE they hope to work with.
  • A letter of support from their PhD sponsor.
  • A note from the Head of Department of the department of Anthropology at LSE confirming that the academic advisor(s) with whom the student intends to work will be able to assume this role at the time of the student's visit.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • Visa status, country of citizenship, place of and date of birth
  • A letter demonstrating that the student has sufficient funds to live on during the time of the exchange.
  • A completed LSE Graduate Application form (which can be downloaded from the LSE web site: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/graduateAdmissions/apply/applyByPost.htm

For LSE students going to Columbia
LSE students should submit to the Head of Department of the Department of Anthropology at LSE a dossier containing the following materials:

  • A one-page single-spaced application explaining their progress towards completion of their research, why a visit to Columbia would benefit them and what they intend to do in Columbia, and an indication of which scholar/s at Columbia they hope to work with.
  • A letter of support from their supervisor.
  • A note from the chair of the department of Anthropology at Columbia confirming that the academic advisor(s) with whom the student intends to work will be able to assume this role at the time of the student's visit.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • Visa status, country of citizenship, place of and date of birth (for US immigration requirements, MMR [Measles, Mumps, Rubella] or other health requirements). LSE students who are not US citizens or permanent residents are required to enter the United States in F-1 non-immigrant status. This requires that the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) issue a form I-20 for issuance of the F-1 student visa by the US Consulate. To be eligible for an I-20, the student must show sufficient funding as required by the ISSO. For the year 2003-04 this amount is $14440 for the 9 month academic year ($7220 for one semester). See the following web site for further information: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/isso/admit/
  • A completed Columbia GSAS Application Form which can be downloaded from the Columbia Graduate School web site: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=COL-GAS

Academic status

Columbia students visiting LSE will continue to register with Columbia University and pay fees to Columbia University as if they were in full-time attendance. At LSE they will be registered as Visiting Research Students. No fee will be payable by Columbia students at LSE. They will be entitled to attend lectures, seminars and other academic activities on the same basis as other registered research students at LSE. They will work with a designated advisor (supervisor) and they will be expected to join in the regular departmental activities for research students, including the weekly research seminar. Their advisor (supervisor) will write a brief evaluation at the end of each term and at the end of the visit, which will be discussed with the student. A copy will be countersigned by the Head of Department (chair) of the department and sent by the advisor to the Chair of the department of Anthropology at Columbia University for inclusion in their file.

LSE students visiting Columbia will continue to register with LSE and pay fees to LSE as if they were in full-time attendance. At Columbia they will be registered as non-degree exchange students (GFNDGX) by the Assistant Dean for Admissions, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. No fees other than the mandatory Columbia International Students and Scholars Office fee (tentative for 2003-2004: $50) and Columbia health insurance/fees will be payable by LSE students at Columbia (tentative for 2003-2004: $1,643). They will be entitled to attend lectures, seminars and other academic activities on the same basis as other registered research students at Columbia . They will work with a designated advisor (supervisor) and they will be expected to join in the regular departmental activities for research students, including the weekly research seminar. Their advisor (supervisor) will write a brief evaluation at the end of each term and at the end of the visit, which will be discussed with the student. A copy will be countersigned by the Head of Department of the department and sent by the advisor to the Chair of the department of Anthropology at LSE for inclusion in their file.                   

                                                                                                                                                      Contact

Columbia Contact Information:
Department of Anthropology
Columbia University 452 Schermerhorn Extension
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: 212 854 4552

 

Assistant Dean of Admissions
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
108 Low Memorial Library
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: 212 854 4737

 

LSE contact information:
Head of Department
A604, Anthropology Department
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6775  


Columbia-Paris Alliance

Background

The Alliance Program is a strategic joint venture between Columbia University and three French Universities : the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and the Université Paris I Pathéon-Sorbonne. We are very pleased to remind you of our 2008-2009 Call for Joint Projects. The call for projects is open to both professors and doctoral students.

Every year the Alliance Call for Joint Projects provides seed grant money for transatlantic research projects and/or joint courses treams. The Call for projects are open to Columbia applicants from all disciplines. The projects must be presented jointly with at least one faculty member from our partners in France : the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, or the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Maximum limit: $15,000

Deadline for applications: November 1

 

Calls for Doctoral Mobility –Paris Alliance

The Calls for Doctoral Mobility of the Alliance Program aim to develop PhD students’ mobility to our three French partners (Université Paris I Panthéon Sobronne, the École Polytechnique, and Sciences Po) in all disciplines. Columbia students are encouraged to pursue part of their research in one of our French partners for a period of one to three months, under the supervision of a professor in the host university.

$4,000 per grant.

Deadline: November 1

 

Further Information

www.columbia.edu/cu/alliance

Contact:

Vanessa Scherrer, Director vcs2002@columbia.edu

Elodie Luquet, Coordinator el2374@columbia.edu