GSAS students engage in innovative research that advances knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Your professional apprenticeship under a Columbia faculty member and the experience of conducting scholarly research are foundational elements of your graduate education. The university has developed institutional policies regarding research at Columbia and offers a number of resources that will facilitate your research endeavors.

Key Contacts

Office of Student Affairs
107 Low Library, MC 4304
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-4932

[email protected]

Research Toolkit

GSAS Resources

Academic Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research

Graduate students are expected to exhibit the high level of personal and academic integrity and honesty.

Institutional Review Regarding Human Subjects Research

Columbia University maintains a Federalwide Assurance that regulates our ability to conduct research involving human subjects. 

External Fellowships

Applying for external fellowships can aid both in clarifying the aims of a research project and in the cultivation of grant-writing skills.

Conducting Research Abroad

Columbia students conducting research abroad must register with International SOS, an emergency services program.

Internal Fellowships

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers a number of fellowships internally.

Library Resources

Research Support

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services offers many ways to support your research.

Digital Humanities Center

DHC is a research and instructional facility designed to help faculty and students incorporate computer-based textual, bibliographic, image, and video information.

Digital Science Center

DSC in the Science & Engineering Library fulfills the vision of Columbia Libraries to consolidate and redefine library spaces for the twenty-first century.

Digital Social Science Center

DSSC, located in Lehman Library, provides a wide range of information and technology assistance for students and faculty.

Global Studies

The Global Studies division develops collections from and about many regions of the world in a wide range of languages.

Center for Digital Research and Scholarship

CDRS works with faculty, students, and staff to increase the utility and impact of their research and scholarship.

Scholarly Communication Program

SCP supports and raises awareness about new tools, initiatives, and services that may help faculty, students, and staff more effectively communicate the results of their research and scholarship. 

Library Workshops

View a calendar of upcoming workshops on software and methods to support research.

Services for Graduate Students

In addition to collections, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services provides many services to support discipline-specific technology needs.

University Offices

Office of the Executive Vice President for Research

The Executive Vice President for Research, reporting directly to the President of the University, has overall responsibility for the university's research enterprise.

Columbia Technology Ventures

CTV’s core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis.