Graduate 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:

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 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 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