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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.

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.

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.

Center for Contemporary South Asia Fellowship

The deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year will be Monday, March 15th at noon. All applications are to be submitted via UFUNDS.  

** Due to university restrictions on travel we are not able to offer undergraduate fellowships in the 2020-2021 cycle. Graduate student and faculty applications will be considered, but all awards will be subject to university approval. Read more about travel policies on the Healthy Brown Website.**

Graduate and Undergraduate fellows of the Center for Contemporary South Asia will participate as active members of the CCSA community for a period of one year. The fellowship will commence with a funded research or internship opportunity during the summer in which the fellowship is awarded or in special cases during the academic year. Upon their return to campus student fellows will give a presentation on their summer projects, attend CCSA seminars, and have opportunities to work closely with CCSA faculty, if necessary. Fellows will also receive special invitations to attend lunches and dinners with guest speakers. Limited funding will be available during the academic year for returning fellows to attend conferences and/or organize events. Please contact Stephanie Abbott-Pandey, center manager, with additional questions.

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.