Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Second Call for Collaboration Grant Applications

January 29, 2014

Watson Institute

Watson invites Brown 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.

The deadline for this grant cycle is March 1, 2014


Collaborations funded by the last Grant cycle

Costs of War Project Catherine Lutz, Anthropology

Access to Medicines in the Global South Nitsan Chorev, Sociology; Peter Evans, International Studies

Brazil: From Dictatorship to Democracy (1964-2014), a Brown Student Conference and International Symposium James Green, History and Brazil Initiative

Making Brown a Core Center for the Urban China Research Network John Logan, Sociology

Global Latin America Conference, June 2014 Matthew Gutmann, Anthropology

Population and Development: Anthropological Perspectives Daniel J. Smith, Anthropology and Population Studies & Training Center

Governing Climate Change: New Ideas and Leadership from Latin America Richard Snyder, Political Science and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; J. Timmons Roberts, Sociology

Medics and Political Violence Sherine Hamdy, Anthropology; Adia Benton, Anthropology; Sa'ed Atshan, Middle East Studies

Global Justice in Current Political Thought David Estlund, Philosophy

Theory from the South: A Reading Group Vazira Zamindar, History; Keith Brown, International Studies; Naoko Shibusawa, History and American Studies; Kerry Smith, History; Rebecca Nedostup, History; Joshua Neves, Modern Culture and Media

Surveys across the Middle East Related to Political Islam and Health Services Melani Cammett, Political Science

Watson Africa Seminar Series Patricia Agupusi, International Studies; Glenn Loury, Economics; Daniel J. Smith, Anthropology and Population Studies & Training Center

Talking Palestine Investment with Secretary of State John Kerry Beshara Doumani, History and Middle East Studies