Graduate Opportunities

The CHRHS Research Seed Grant Program stimulates original humanitarian and human rights-focused research. Seed grants further a deeper understanding of human rights and humanitarian challenges or test innovative solutions to these challenges. Please find more information and application instructions here

The application deadline is October 2, 2023.

The CHRHS Training Seed Grant Program is designed to stimulate the development of human rights and humanitarian training initiatives. Awarded training grants help fund the planning and implementation of new workshops, seminars, simulation-based learning and conferences within existing institutions and as kick-starters for independent initiatives. Please find more information and application instructions here

The application deadline is October 2, 2023.

The Watson Institute’s Graduate Program in Development (GPD) is for a period of one year, although students are expected to stay active in the program beyond their fellowship year. The fellowships are supported by the Watson Institute and the Dean of the Faculty.

Research Travel Awards up to $1,000 are available for undergraduates, and up to $1,500 for graduates. Travel is not limited to the Middle East, however, applicants must be conducting research in Middle East Studies. Priority will be given to students using the funds towards research for the senior Capstone or Honors Thesis.

The summer school will connect promising young researchers with some of the leading scholars of finance. The goal is to provide world-class training, while building an intellectual community in an excitingly interdisciplinary field. Please find more information and application instructions here.

The application deadline is February 1, 2024.

Subject to university guidelines regarding spending and travel, the Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia would like to offer winter research and travel awards of up to $3,000 to graduate and undergraduate students of Brown University. Students in any discipline whose research develops knowledge about South Asia may apply. Pending university guidelines funds may be used for  travel to visit archives or conduct fieldwork where possible, attend conferences virtually or in person, language training, unanticipated research expenses due to COVID-19, or other non-travel efforts to further one's research during these challenging times. It is highly recommended that students review current university travel policies as it may be necessary to submit your travel plans for university review in October or early November, even before the committee has reached a decision about awards. Please reach out to with questions.
Award: Up to a $3,000 maximum, students may apply for smaller amounts. 
Eligibility: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and Doctoral Candidates (Brown University)
Deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2022 at NOON
Application Requirements: Up to a one page project proposal including budget (a paragraph may be sufficient), unofficial transcript, and resume.

The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy is pleased to provide resources to support three Brown University PhD candidates with proposed research activities that align well with one or more of the Taubman Center themes.  The themes of the Center are as follows:

  • Legislative Politics and Policy Advocacy
  • Obstacles to Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Empowerment
  • Domestic Violence and Human Security