Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)


Research and Training Seed Grant Program (Now Accepting Applications)

CHRHS Research and Training Seed Grants are designed to help fund innovation-driven approaches to increasing the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, and post-emergency reconstruction as well as furthering a deeper understanding of global human rights. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration between Brown students/faculty/fellows and local academics and practitioners at the site of the research or training program. We especially encourage collaborations with our Affiliated Faculty, Affiliated Fellows, and/or Global FellowsNow Accepting Applications until November 15, 2019. Application Details >

Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, adaptable individual with basic research and computer experience, exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, and with an interest in global health and social justice, to help build emergency care research capacity in Rwanda. This is a full-time 10-12 month (summer 2020-spring/summer 2021) position based in Kigali, Rwanda. For more information about the fellowship, visit the Brown University Division of Global Emergency Medicine research opportunities page here.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are due by November 30, 2019.

To apply, please send the following application materials to melissa.brown@brownphysicians.org

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and relevant experience
  • CV/Resume
  • 1-2 letters of support (ideally one from supervisor during global health work)
  • List of relevant coursework completed

Create a NeedsList for Your Organization

CHRHS is now a vetting partner for NeedsList, a real-time, all-in-one platform that allows you to list, promote, track and manage your organization’s supply, volunteer and financial needs. NeedsList provides concrete and tangible ways for individual and corporate donors to identify how to meet needs for communities in crisis. Whenever possible, we work with local suppliers and provide an e-commerce "storefront" so users can purchase items directly through our platform. This, of course, depends somewhat on where NGOs are located and we are building out our supplier base as we go. Right now we have several tech companies looking for concrete volunteer opportunities for their employees (both remote and in person) so please feel free to think broadly -- it's great when there's a really big range of needs on your lists. We're learning and iterating alongside our NGO partners as we go and are planning to build in better functionality to streamline the process of creating lists, texting in needs from the field and all kinds of other fun stuff! 

For more information on getting a NeedsList up and running for your organization, please contact Seth Stulen (seth_stulen@brown.edu)