The Cogut Center for the Humanities sponsors semester-long fellowships for Brown faculty members who wish to be affiliated with and resident at the Center while pursuing their research on campus. All regular Brown University faculty (i.e. lecturers, senior lecturers, tenure-track, and tenured faculty) are eligible to apply for the fellowships. Each year, up to eight fellowships are awarded, to be distributed evenly over the fall semester and spring semesters. Each faculty fellow receives a research/instructional fund in the amount of $2000.
Computing Information Services
Brown Instructional Technology (BIT) Grants
The BIT Grants Program is an opportunity for faculty and graduate instructors to have digital projects created for their courses. Project proposals should state specific pedagogical goals and explain how the use of technology might enhance the teaching and learning experience. Projects will be developed by the Students Technology Assistant (STA) Program, and coordinated by the Instructional Technology Group in collaboration with the instructor(s) and any graduate or undergraduate student researchers. Work will take place during the summer and could extend to the following academic year.
Office of International Affairs
Faculty Initiatives Seed Fund
International Affairs will offer seed grants to encourage and support advanced research in collaboration with global peers, and to foster robust institutional partnerships at the international level. We will also consider proposals of support for on-campus events which contribute to Brown’s internationalization mission. Proposals should demonstrate that the project or event is part of a larger, ongoing initiative with potential for further funding or a lasting impact at the University. Faculty, departments or other units applying for these grants should submit a project proposal and budget to Shelley Stephenson, Director of Programs, Office of International Affairs at Shelley_Stephenson@brown.edu.
Funds for Internationalizing the Curriculum
International Affairs will offer grants to faculty who are developing new courses or revising existing ones by inviting guest speakers, adding new readings or developing other initiatives that will bring an internationalized perspective to the subject.
International Affairs Travel Fund
The International Affairs Travel Fund (IATF) is available to full time Brown faculty for assistance in meeting the costs of one professional trip per academic year. The travel stipend can be used for a trip to deliver a paper at an international conference. The Fund is not designed to cover research or field work.
Seed Funds for International Research on Global Health
Grants of $50,000 are available to fund seed projects that focus on the field of global health research. In consultation with an ad hoc advisory committee, a one-time dispersal of funds will be made for a proposal to stimulate a major new global health initiative in collaboration with global peers and to foster a robust institutional partnership in the global health field.
Seed Funds for International Research Project on the Environment
Awards of $50,000 are available to fund seed projects that focus on the field of environmental research. In consultation with an ad hoc advisory committee, a one-time dispersal of funds will be made for a proposal to stimulate a major new interdisciplinary environmental initiative in collaboration with global peers and to foster a robust institutional partnership in the global environmental field.
Office of the Dean of the College
Curriculum Development Grants
Brown sponsors a number of internal grant programs that fund innovative course development. Grant programs sponsored by the Dean of the College Office, the Creative Arts Council, and the Office of International Affairs fund new course development, team-teaching initiatives, and improvements to existing course. Grant programs that support undergraduate course development include writing courses ($4,000), innovative science courses ($2,500), international education ($4,000), and many others. All regular members of the Brown faculty are encouraged to apply.
Office of the Dean of the Faculty
Dependent Care Travel Fund
Eligible faculty may apply for awards of up to $750 per year to assist with expenses incurred in association with professional travel. Examples of expenses that may be supported include additional, above-the-ordinary, hours of care for dependents at home; contracting for childcare at a conference; or even travel costs incurred in taking a caregiver to a conference or on a short research trip. Awards are made year-round as funds are available.
Faculty Travel Fund (FTF)
The fund is available to voting members of the Brown faculty for assistance in meeting the costs of one professional trip during any academic year. The Traveler may be provided up to $850. Awards are made year-round as funds are available.
Office of the Vice President for Research
Humanities Research Funds
HRF help support faculty research in departments and fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences with limited external funding opportunities. Faculty apply directly to their chairs for support; full-time faculty may request up to $1,800.
Research Seed Funds
Research Seed Funds are intended to support activities necessary to advance these projects, such as collecting preliminary data and facilitating collaboration. It is expected that a competitive proposal will be submitted within a year of the completion of the Seed Fund period. Awards can be up to $100,000. Applications are due in early December.
Salomon Faculty Research Awards
The fund supports exceptional faculty research projects. Grants of up to $15,000 are awarded for one year. Applications are due in early November.
See also the ADVANCE Career Development Awards
Swearer Center for Public Service
Course Design Grants
Faculty have navigated the dichotomies between "theory" and "practice" in developing courses that integrate community work and learning, and in designing community-based research that advances scholarship in innovative ways. The Swearer Center offers small grants to redesign courses.