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Graduate Opportunities

China Initiative Award for Graduate Language Study

China Initiative Awards for Graduate Language Study support summer East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) language study for doctoral candidates in any discipline in the humanities or social sciences at Brown whose primary research focus is China.

Amount: Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded for one summer.

Eligibility: Graduate students in the first three years of a doctoral program.

Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2022

China Initiative Graduate Research Awards

China Initiative Graduate Research Awards support research by doctoral candidates whose focus of study is China. The awards support archival, library, and on-site field research in Mainland China or Taiwan. In exceptional cases, the awards might be used to support archival or library research in other East Asian countries with collections relevant to the topic.

Amount: Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded for pre-dissertation research of up to one year. Grants of up to $15,000 are awarded for dissertation research for one year.

Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2022

CHRHS Research and Training Seed Grant Program

CHRHS Research and Training Seed Grants are designed to stimulate original humanitarian and human rights focused research and the development of impactful and innovative training initiatives. Open to Brown University Graduate and Post-Doctoral Candidates, Faculty, Undergraduate Students, and CHRHS Global Fellows.

Deadline: October 18, 2021

Communications Coordinator for the Costs of War Project’s New Campus Initiative

The Costs of War Project is looking for a Campus Initiative Communications Coordinator who can help create a “Teaching” tab on our website that presents sample syllabi, videos, and other content geared specifically towards undergraduate classrooms. We are looking for a thought partner in developing the ideas behind our new Campus Initiative, as well as an implementer. The Coordinator will gather and present teaching content, working with Watson Institute web technicians to create a webpage or series of webpages that can serve as the infrastructure for content, both now and in the future. Once the web-based infrastructure is created, the Coordinator will also begin to reach out to professors and campuses, via Twitter and through other platforms, to share this resource and solicit commitments to teach on this topic. 

The successful applicant will be: An advanced graduate student in the social sciences, with experience teaching and demonstrated commitment to undergraduate pedagogy. Communications and/or web experience desired. Interest in Costs of War issues preferred.

Compensation: $25/hour. This position will start now and last through the summer, with flexible hours and remote work.

Application period: Apply by May 3

Application requirements: Email stephanie_savell@brown.edu with CV and a brief explanation of your interest in and qualifications for this position.

GPD Fellowship

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.

Middle East Studies Research Travel Award

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.

Taubman Center Graduate Research Fellowship Award

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