As Brown moves forward with its international initiatives, the Vice President for International Affairs, the Vice President for Research, and the Directors of the Environmental Change Initiative and the Center for Environmental Studies have joined together to make available a total of $50,000 to fund a seed project that focuses on the field of environmental research.
Any professor at any rank or any senior lecturer active in research is eligible, though regular faculty may be given priority over research faculty. Emeritus, adjunct, visiting, and clinical faculty are not eligible to lead projects, but may be included on the research team.
Amount and Duration of Awards
The award will be up to $50,000 and will be for one year. A no‐cost extension may be granted with appropriate justification.
Criteria for Selection
The overall merit of the research project will be considered and evaluated by the Vice President for International Affairs, the Vice President for Research, the Directors of the Center for Environmental Studies and Environmental Change Initiative, and a committee of faculty advisors. The final selection will be made based on the following criteria:
The proposed research deals with a significant global problem
The proposal involves collaboration with international partners
Proposers include Brown faculty from at least three units on campus
The proposed research will enhance Brown’s international visibility
The award should provide the basis for further support from external sponsors
There is a likelihood that the proposed work will be completed during the award period.
The geographic relevance of the proposed project may be broad, but the promise of in-depth and locally informed cultural analysis is encouraged. Special consideration will be given to proposals for research focusing on China and/or India.
Procedure for Submitting Proposals
This award is not available for the academic year 2012/13. We will not be accepting proposals. Kindly contact Sarah Daly at Sarah_Daly@brown.edu if you are interested in applying for smaller ad-hoc seed funding.