Congratulations on your selection to participate in the UTRA program. Please review the documents below and submit signed hard copies of the required forms to the UTRA program coordinator, Ms. Janice Rego, at the Dean of the College office, University Hall 209, by the deadline stated in your award email.
Required Reading for ALL Recipients
For Domestic UTRA Recipients
Required for all UTRA recipients who will be working in the U.S. during their award period.
For International UTRA Recipients
Required for all UTRA recipients who will be spending time outside the U.S. while working on their UTRA projects.
- Sojourn Abroad Registration
- International Confirmation Form
- International Waiver and Release Form
- International Health Insurance Information
- Office of International Program's "Take it With You" Study Abroad Handbook, which contains useful information about travel requirements, health and safety abroad, cultural adjustment, and the logistics of living in another country.
Start - End Dates and Duration
Since the nature of projects varies greatly, the UTRA program does not enforce specific start and end dates for summer research. Students and faculty decide on mutually agreeable dates for their UTRA projects to begin and end. Our expectation is that the projects will span a ten-week period and students will devote at least thirty-five hours per week to their projects.
Protection of Human Subjects
If the project requires the use of human subjects, including interviews, please review the website on Human Subjects Research, maintained by the Office of Research Administration, for approval guidelines. Some projects may already have received clearance by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Brown. Projects falling within the guidelines for human subjects review will not be funded without certification of IRB approval.