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Brown Institutional Policies & Resources

Policies at Brown vary according to your status as either a graduate student or postdoctoral appointee. While we have provided some links to policies that could pertain to parents, you are encouraged to speak to someone in human resources for further information.

Child Care Subsidy
Brown University‚Äôs Child Care Subsidy helps pay for child care expenses by granting awards of $1,000-$4,000 a year for those whose total household adjusted gross income is less than or equal to $100,000 per year. The Subsidy covers child care for dependents between the ages of 0 to 6 and will vary from family to family and year to year depending on a family's financial need and a range of other factors. The subsidy helps you explore options and find creative solutions to some of the child care challenges you may face.

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY STATISTICS: 2013 & 2014

Graduate Students
81% of those who applied received an award.

2013 (Sept.-Dec.)
$22,500 was awarded
Average award was $750

2014 (Jan.-Dec.)
$67,500 was awarded
Average award was $2,250

Postdoctoral Researchers
79% of those who applied received an award.

2013 (Sept.-Dec.)
$11,833 was awarded
Average award was $789

2014 (Jan.-Dec.)
$35,500 was awarded
Average award was $2,367

Lactation Rooms on Campus
Locations are available by reservation for Brown faculty, staff and students. You will need to provide your own pump, adapter, and accessories as well as a small cooler or insulated bag.

Childbirth Accommodation Policy (from the Graduate School Handbook)

Resources & Privleges for Family Members
Spouses and children of graduate students are elible for some Brown benefits including
health insurance and a discounted gym membership.

Sarah Doyle Women's Center
The SDWC offers programs and services for all members of the Brown community, and is a site for research into and exploration of gender issues that extend into and beyond the classroom.

Information on the Child or Dependent Care Credit for postdoctoral appointees:

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