Any Ph.D. student at Brown can participate in GPD activities, including courses, workshops and specialized training modules.

GPD is a training program, not a degree-granting program. All GPD trainees must first be admitted as Ph.D. candidates in AnthropologyEconomicsHistory, Political Science, or Sociology. When applying to Brown, prospective Ph.D. candidates can indicate their interest in GPD. Students admitted to these Ph.D. programs can participate in GPD hosted events and activities at any time during their years of study at Brown. At the end of their first year, students can also apply for a GPD fellowship.

GPD fellowships provide a full year of support (stipend, health fees, and tuition).  During the fellowship year, students cannot accept Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant positions. Fellowship support can be in the second or third year of Ph.D. training. In most cases, GPD Fellows will fulfill their GPD course requirements during their year of fellowship support. The GPD program has been designed to integrate into existing Ph.D. programs and requirements.

Application Deadline :

We are happy to announce that the Watson Institute’s Graduate Program in Development (GPD) is seeking applications for fellowships for 2024-2025. The fellowship is for a period of one year. But applicants should keep in mind that they are expected to stay active in the program beyond their fellowship year. The fellowships are supported by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty.

Application Deadline :

The grants cover fieldwork or other forms of original research. Preference would be given to research conducted in the Global South but we will also consider research on development (broadly defined) conducted in the Global North.

Preference will be given to students who participate in GPD sponsored events and activities, and to pre-dissertation students (students who have not defended their prospectus) .