Faculty Development Programs

Faculty Development Programs seek to provide fair and transparent access to resources that support career success at Brown University and the wider scientific community. These resources include a cross-departmental mentoring program for new tenure-track faculty and peer-mentoring groups for women science faculty. Our grants librarian works with faculty to identify funding opportunities and provides sponsored project support. In addition, we continue to work with stakeholders across campus to make visible and accessible family-friendly policies regarding such issues as the dual career protocol and dependent care resources.

Science Seminar Series
This 2011-12 series hosts preeminent women scientist from a broad spectrum of STEM disciplines. The scientific lectures are free and open to the public.
Faculty Outreach and Networking Events (FONE)

FONE is a monthly meeting designed to help faculty network and form research collaborations.  Each session begins with an informal presentation on one of a range of professional development topics (grantseeking, leadership development, communicating science, etc.) followed by a reception.

Faculty Mentoring Program

The mentoring programs offer faculty members two options for participation, the One-to-One Faculty Mentoring Program and Peer-Mentoring Groups.

  • One-to-One Faculty Mentoring Program is a collaborative effort with Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the Office of the Dean of Biology & Medicine. It provides a formal mechanism for new tenure-track faculty to connect with a tenured faculty mentor from their own division but outside of their own department. The program is intended to help tenure-track faculty establish advisory relationships that will foster a path to career success at Brown without potential conflicts of interest.

  • Peer-Mentoring Groups provide STEM women faculty the opportunity to cultivate a circle of advisors. The networks serve to promote collaborative relationships that foster professional development at different stages of an academic career and decrease women science faculty's sense of isolation.

Sponsored Project Support

The underlying goal of sponsored project support is to increase external research funding for faculty, thus promoting their success at Brown as well as within their own scientific discipline. Contact our Funding Resources Specialist for assistance with grantseeking and proposal writing resources.

Work-Life Balance

We work with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and Human Resources to promote family-friendly policies and provide supplemental information including extensive local employment information and resources for academic leadership and policy makers.