Watson Institute at Brown University
Stone Inequality Initiative

Funding Opportunities

The Stone Inequality Initiative invites undergraduate proposals for internships, research grants, collaboration with faculty or other student projects.

The funds are available to students from any discipline. Work should be focused, broadly, on the issues surrounding great wealth in American society, on the American gilded age(s). Awards up to $5,000. 


The work of the initiative centers on three questions: What does inequality look like today? More important, what does terrific wealth do to the United States — how does it affect our politics, our society, our culture, our sense of public interest and shared fate? How does it interact with longstanding racial and gender inequalities? And — perhaps the most vital question — how do Gilded Ages end? 

Student Projects

Browse past student research projects designed to foster discussion on inequalities, especially those that incorporate attention to great wealth.