Graduate Program in Development (GPD)

A Ph.D. with a difference

The Graduate Program in Development (GPD) is an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. GPD was generally supported by an IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) between 2010 and 2016.

Who We Are

At its core the Graduate Program in Development (GPD) is a community of scholars with a shared curiosity around, and a commitment to, exploring questions of development from diverse disciplinary perspectives.
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What We Do

GPD furthers multi-disciplinary perspectives on development through a range of activities: notably offering fellowships and graduate student summer research funding, as well as graduate student training modules, lectures and conferences.
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We host a variety of events, from our “What I am thinking now” sessions in which community members share their research, to our annual joint conference on Development with MIT to “Behind the scenes” discussion sessions with speakers as well as lectures and GPD training modules.
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