Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Undergraduate Opportunities

Funding for Research and Internships


Title

Eligibility

App Period

Contact

Center for Contemporary South Asia Undergraduate Fellowships

Jr, Soph with advanced standing

Jan 1-Feb 22

Stephanie Abbott-Pandey

Governor Frank Licht Internship

PLCY concentrators

Sep 1-Oct 2

Melissa Nicholaus

Happy and John Hazen White, Sr. Internship

PLCY concentrators

Jan 1-Apr 15

Melissa Nicholaus

Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship

Soph, Jr, Rising Senior returning to Brown the following fall

Jan 1-Mar 31

Anita Nester

Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship

Soph, Jr, Rising Senior returning to Brown the following fall

Jan 1-Mar 31

Anita Nester

Michael Bhatia Fund for Peace-keeping and Conflict Studies

IR concentrator doing work for IR concentration credit

Rolling

Anita Nester

Middle East Studies Research Travel Award

Undergrad, Grad conducting research in Middle East Studies

Sep 1-Nov 20

Jan 1-Mar 18

Barbara Oberkoetter

Noah Krieger ’93 Internship

PLCY concentrators

Jan 1-Apr 15

Melissa Nicholaus

Watson Summer Thesis Travel Grants

Rising seniors writing a thesis for IR or DS concentration credit

Jan 1-Apr 25

Anita Nester

Student Conferences


Title

Eligibility

App Period

Contact

Air Force Academy Assembly Conference

IR concentrator or by faculty recommendation

Dec 15-Jan 15

Anita Nester

Mellon Simulation Project

IR concentrator or by faculty recommendation

Nov 1-Dec 15

Anita Nester

Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC)

IR concentrator or by faculty recommendation

Jan 15-Feb 25

Anita Nester

Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA)

IR concentrator or by faculty recommendation

Sep 15-Oct 17

Anita Nester 

Fellowships


Title

Eligibility

App Period

Contact

CLACS Undergraduate Fellowship Program

All undergraduates

Jan 1-Apr 4

Kate Goldman
Seth Stulen

Middle East Studies Undergraduate Fellowship Awards

Rising seniors writing a thesis for MES concentration credit

Jan 1-Apr 15

Barbara Oberkoetter

Additional Sources of Information


Brown Connect

Part of President Paxson’s plan to increase student access to internships and research positions, BrownConnect allows students to search for real-world opportunities while still on campus. By bringing the Brown community together to support students, BrownConnect enables undergraduates to follow their own paths beyond the classroom.

Dean's Discretionary Grants

The Dean of the College has a small budget to fund undergraduate research projects that fall outside the boundaries of other research award programs. Students will normally have exhausted all other University grant sources before seeking support from the Dean. Special requests of all sorts are considered, but projects that incorporate an international or global component are especially encouraged.

Fellowships@Brown

Fellowships at Brown represent university-sponsored programs including nationally competitive fellowships that fund faculty-student research collaborations, unpaid internships, independent research and travel, and post-baccalaureate work or study both in the United States and abroad. Here you will find information about the range of opportunities at Brown as well as selected external awards of potential interest to Brown students.

Office of Global Engagement Grant Opportunities

Priority will be given to requests that demonstrate an effort to advance the inclusion of the international community on campus and beyond, and/or that contribute to academic research and scholarship.

UFUNDS

UFunds coordinates applications for funding from offices at Brown. You will find opportunities here for members of the Brown community, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.

Undergraduate Research

Brown sponsors a number of fellowship and grant programs that support undergraduate research during the summer or the academic year. Many of the awards are specifically designed to facilitate faculty-student research collaborations, including Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards and Royce Fellowships.

Watson Institute Co-sponsorship Request

A co-sponsorship request may be made by any student or group interested in having Watson sponsor an event, in using a Watson space, or in receiving funding. Please note, the Watson Institute has suspended financial support for the 2017 Spring semester.