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Opportunities


Undergraduate

Watson Senior Thesis Travel Grants

Concentrators in Development Studies and International Relations travelling to travel to conduct fieldwork for an approved senior thesis in IR or DS are eligible applicants for summer 2014 research travel grants (up to $2,000).

Learn more and apply online via UFunds


Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship

The Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Jack Ringer '52, who served in Burma after graduating from Brown. The award provides Brown students with up to $4,000 to support summer travel to Southeast Asia to conduct research or work in an internship.

Applications for 2014 are now closed


The Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship

The Marla Ruzicka International Fellowship provides $4,000 to support the summer plans of one Brown undergraduate who displays the characteristics of compassion, determination, and selflessness in the pursuit of international human rights, post-conflict rehabilitation, or international public service in its most noble spirit, and whose summer plans reflect those traits.

Applications for 2014 are now closed


The South Asian Studies Student Fellowship

The South Asian Studies Student Fellowship supports a graduate or undergraduate summer project related to any region of South Asia outside of India (funding for India projects is available through the Brown-India Initiative.) The South Asian Studies Fellowships supports student research interests in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. Projects may include research, an internship, a language learning program or a combination thereof. 

Learn more and apply online via UFunds


Watson Sponsored UTRAs (Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards)

The Watson Institute for International Studies UTRAs support students to collaborate with Institute-affiliated faculty on projects that enhance teaching and learning in at least one of Watson's core research areas—security, development, and governance—and support its mission to promote a just and peaceful world.

Learn more and apply online through the Dean of the College


Watson Sponsored LINK Awards (Linking Internships and Knowledge)

These awards provide funding for internships with an international focus in areas aligned with at least one of the Institute's core research areas — security, development, and governance—and its mission to promote a just and peaceful world. Internships may be in the US or abroad.

Learn more and apply online through the CareerLAB


Watson Undergraduate Fellows Program

The Watson Undergraduate Fellows Program, which offers Institute affiliation to a group of outstanding Brown students interested in international affairs, will be open to rising seniors in any concentration for the next academic year. The deadline for applications is 11:45 PM on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Selections will be announced by May 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Learn more and apply online via UFunds


Graduate

Watson Institute 2014 Summer Graduate Fieldwork Travel Grants

The Watson Institute for International Studies is pleased to announce that Summer Graduate Fieldwork Travel Grants will be available to select Brown graduate students on a competitive basis. These grants are available to Brown PhD students whose work is related to at least one of the three core themes of the Watson Institute (Governance, Development, and Security.) Fieldwork can include language training. All travel must be completed before the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. 

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GPD Pre-Dissertation Fellowships

The Graduate Program in Development (GPD) offers Pre-dissertation Fellowships for foreign graduate students interested in development and enrolled in PhD programs in the social sciences at Brown. This program is parallel to the IGERT fellowships and aims to fill the gap created by the NSF requirement that IGERT fellowships can only go to US citizens or permanent residents. Fellowships provide stipend and tuition for two years – normally the second and third years of PhD training.

Applications materials to come.


GDP Summer Pre-Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

The Graduate Program in Development (GPD) offers Summer Pre-dissertation Fieldwork Grants to select Brown graduate students on a competitive basis. The grants can only cover pre-dissertation fieldwork in developing countries or relevant language training. The maximum grant award is $2,500. All travel must be completed before the beginning of the fall semester.

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The South Asian Studies Student Fellowship

The South Asian Studies Student Fellowship supports a graduate or undergraduate summer project related to any region of South Asia outside of India (funding for India projects is available through the Brown-India Initiative.) The South Asian Studies Fellowships supports student research interests in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. Projects may include research, an internship, a language learning program or a combination thereof. 

Learn more and apply online via UFunds


Faculty

Brazil Initiative Collaboration Grants

The Brazil Initiative invites faculty and researchers to submit proposals for the Brazil Initiative Collaboration Grant. This grant supports partnerships between the University and Brazilian academic institutions to promote research and teaching related to Brazil in the areas of mathematics, environmental sciences, public health, medicine, and engineering. The grant also supports research on the Atlantic Rainforest in the south of Bahia, particularly interdisciplinary topics related to biodiversity studies, species surveys, sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, and fair trade.


Watson Collaboration Grants

The Watson Institute for International Studies invites Brown University faculty and researchers to submit proposals to support projects, events, and initiatives aimed at building stronger ties between the Institute and other departments and centers at Brown. As one of the country's leading centers for international
 and public affairs, the Watson Institute focuses on addressing some of the world's great challenges (development, governance, and security) in ways that are academically rigorous and relevant to the world. In order to fulfill this mission, the Institute seeks to partner with and build on the existing strengths of individual faculty and programs across the University. We are especially interested in proposals that bridge academic disciplines and that seek to shape policy debates both in the US and abroad.


Please contact watson_institute@brown.edu with further questions about any of the funding opportunities listed here.

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