Internal Funding Opportunities

Research Seed Funds and Salomon Awards are competitive grants distributed directly to faculty researchers and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). OVPR distributes the Humanities Research Funds to department chairs, who then make allocations to individual faculty within their departments. Detailed guidelines are available in the OVPR 2016 Research Funds and Application Guidelines. For questions on the internal funding opportunities listed here, please contact Margaret Manning, Research Development Program Manager, at (401) 863-5145.


Research Seed Funding was created to help faculty more successfully advance competitive research proposals. Investigators may propose projects with budgets up to $50,000 for one year. 

Application deadline: Monday, October 19, 2015, 5 p.m.


The Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards were established to support excellence in scholarly work by providing funding for selected faculty research projects deemed to be of exceptional merit. Investigators may propose projects with budgets up to $15,000.

Application deadline: Monday, November 2, 2015, 5 p.m.


Grant Resubmission Awards, a pilot program for 2015-2016, provides support for investigators to improve an already highly-rated proposal for re-submission. The awards will be for up to $15,000. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 2016 Application Guidelines


Humanities Research Funds help support faculty research in departments and fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences with limited external funding opportunities. Faculty apply directly to their chairs for support; full-time faculty may request up to $1,800.

Application deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015

Cost-Sharing Funds are available to help meet sponsor requirements and to increase competitiveness on certain external funding opportunities. For questions on OVPR cost-sharing, or to request cost sharing funds, please email Rebecca Sattel, Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please include the opportunity requirements, details of your request including the total cost sharing required and your plan for meeting that requirement. Requests should be made well in advance of proposal submission due date.

Other Internal Funding Opportunities at Brown
The following is a partial list of additional internal funding sources administered by other offices in  support of research at Brown:

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