Parker School Student Innovation Grants

The Parker School offers seed grants in amounts up to $3,000 to support innovative student initiatives. Grants can be applied toward the costs of organizing an on-campus or online event, research projects, or other initiatives related to comparative and international law.

Who is eligible? 

Columbia Law School student organizations are eligible to apply for the Innovation Grants.


Pre-Award Proposal

Student organizations must provide a proposal including:

  • statement of 300 words explaining how the initiative meets the Parker School’s goal of advancing the study of international and comparative law
  • Initiative budget (including expenses not covered by Parker funding)
  • Detailed project timeline including key milestones
  • Evaluation plan explaining how the  initiative will be assessed (e.g. participant surveys)

Students may submit their proposals to Nick Pozek ([email protected])

Award Process

We accept nominations on a rolling basis. Notifications of award will be made approximately 4 weeks after the application is received. The amount awarded will be at the discretion of the Parker School and will be informed by the proposed budget and the scope of work indicated in the research statement.

Post-Award Outcomes and Evaluation

After the project is completed recipients must provide a summary evaluation of the project. This should include:

  • Project documentation (this may include video and/or photography, posters, agendas, etc. from funded events)
  • A written overview of initiative outcomes (200-300 words)
  • Analysis of information received from initiative evaluation