Brown Global Forums - Funding

The Office of Global Engagement is reevaluating The Brown Global Forums Program. Please check back periodically for updates.


The Brown Global ForumsProfessor Kenneth Wong visits Zhejiang University on a Global Forums exchange.Professor Kenneth Wong visits Zhejiang University on a Global Forums exchange.


The Brown Global Forums is an initiative of the Office of Global Engagement to foster closer research ties between Brown and select partner institutions through short-term faculty exchange programs. The Forums provide Brown faculty with the chance to meet face-to-face with potential collaborators on their home campuses and network with a wider range of scholars, with the goal of fostering a meaningful and sustainable collaboration.


Each year, Brown and the partner institution will invite one to two faculty members from the other institution to visit one another’s campus for one week. Activities include at least one mandatory lecture, workshops, classroom visits, meals, and meetings with colleagues. Brown departments are the primary hosts for visitors, develop the visitor’s agenda while on campus, and provide primary administrative support for individual trips. 


The exchange is funded by both the Office of Global Engagement and the partner institution. 

For Brown faculty going abroad: The Office of Global Engagement will fund airfare to the host institution. The hosting institution provides housing and meals for one week for Brown faculty once they have arrived at the hosting institution. Please note that either Brown departments or traveling Brown faculty will be expected to cover their own miscellaneous expenses, such as food during "travel days", visas, parking, taxis, and tolls

For partner institution faculty visiting Brown: The foreign institution pays airfare. The Office of Global Engagement funds accommodations on or near campus and meals for one week. 


Interested Brown faculty applicants should send the completed application form, which can be found at the bottom of this page, to Diana Perdomo.


The Office of Global Engagement is currently seeking Global Forum candidates for collaborations with the following partner institutions:

Boğaziçi University

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

El Colegio de México

Koç University

Nanjing University

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Université Lumière Lyon 2

University of Exeter

University of the Witwatersrand

Zhejiang University

Recent Global Forums Visits


For information on past Global Forums exchanges, please see Recent Global Forums Visits.




Brown and Exeter signed a Global Forums exchange and agreed to further develop existing opportunities for faculty collaboration: 


Read UNICAMP's press release following the signing of its Brown Global Forums agreement:

Global Forums Application.pdf128.44 KB
Global Forums Dept Guide.pdf424.79 KB