Faculty Opportunities

The China Initiative is pleased to announce four funding opportunities for Brown University undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty: Undergraduate Summer Research Awards, Graduate Research Awards, Awards for Graduate Language Study, and Faculty Research Awards.

The deadline for submission of application materials for all grants is May 13, 2024.

All materials should be submitted to the following email address: ChinaInitiative@brown.edu

Awarded funds will become available for use on June 1, 2024, and must be used within a year of issue. Any awarded funds not expended by June 31, 2025 will be returned to the China Initiative. All grant recipients, upon completion of the grant, will be required to submit a brief (2-3 page) report that describes the work accomplished as a result of the award.

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The William R. Rhodes Center aims to support faculty who wish to build capacity at Brown in areas related to international economics and finance through collaborations with external institutions, in the United States and abroad. Whether as a partner in grant applications, as a research partner on existing research, or along other similar lines, we stand ready to support Brown faculty who seek to set up and nurture such relationships. 

Contact: Mark Blyth

The William R. Rhodes Center invites Brown University faculty and researchers to submit proposals for one day workshops (or their on-line multi-day equivalent) aimed at expanding the interdisciplinary understanding of international economics and finance and the impacts thereof. Proposals are welcomed from all parts of the university, including the social sciences and humanities, engineering, the sciences, public health, and medicine. The William R. Rhodes Center is particularly interested in proposals that span multiple academic disciplines.

Contact: Mark Blyth

The Watson Institute Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites Watson-affiliated faculty looking to revise or create courses that represent diverse scholars, issues of structural inequality, racial disparities, and/or systems of power, to apply for a course development award.

Collaborating with the Brown UTRA program, Watson is providing funds to support 2-3 additional faculty research projects through student research assistant funding. The goal of this fund is to support Watson faculty research, while also moving toward a more transparent and inclusive process of hiring student research assistants. The University has experienced success in diversifying the research assistant applicant and hiring pool through the new UTRA process. We encourage you to submit your research proposal for UTRA funding to the University by October 3. 

Deadline: Faculty applications are due October 3.