Office of Global Engagement

RFP- Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship Grant

September 25, 2015

Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship grant opportunity. The Graduate School and Office of Academic Development, Inclusion, and Diversity have partnered with the Office of Global Engagement to fund this opportunity.

The Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship supports Brown University doctoral students who seek to conduct pre-dissertation or dissertation research abroad during one summer or academic semester. Expanding Brown’s global reach, award recipients will contribute to the institution’s mission of discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge. To be competitive, research projects must build upon the University’s integrative themes and yield tangible outcomes. In addition, as part of its strategic mission, the OGE wishes to support sustainable links with current institutional partners and develop potential new institutional partners, and as such, it is expected that grantees will serve asGlobal Brown Ambassadors by contributing to Brown’s visibility abroad.


Submission deadline: September 25, 2015


For application requirements, please download the Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship Guidelinesand the Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship Sample Budget.

Who is eligible?

  • Any Brown University graduate student enrolled in a Ph.D. program, and who is active in a preliminary or dissertation research project, including but not limited to fieldwork, archival research, scientific experiments with large international facilities or individual laboratories of collaborators, is eligible. Award is open to all disciplines. Post-docs are not eligible for support;

  • Geographic area for research activity is open; applications for research conducted in Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Andean region, and the Caribbean are encouraged;

  • Doctoral students seeking support must demonstrate that the proposed research aligns with one (or more) of the seven themes of integrative scholarship and education, as described in the University’s strategic plan, Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown, and outlined as follows:

    1. Cultivating Creative Expression

    2. Understanding the Human Brain

    3. Sustaining Life on Earth

    4. Creating Peaceful, Just, and Prosperous Societies

    5. Exploring Human Experience

    6. Using Science and Technology to Improve Lives

    7. Deciphering Disease and Improving Population Health

How does this work?

Awards support doctoral-level research abroad for a period of three months during the summer or one academic semester. Students will receive an award of $9,000 for summer research and $13,000 for one academic semester. The award will be in lieu of the student’s regular academic semester stipend or of any summer stipend the student may receive and will not extend the five-year guarantee. Students will be awarded tuition, health insurance, and health services fee, as applicable. The award total includes travel. Students will be required to submit a final report within one month of the conclusion of the award period.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted to the Office of Global Engagement ( no later than September 25, 2015. International research activities may occur in spring 2016 semester, summer 2016, or fall 2016 semester.  


Contact Global Relations Officer, Christine Sprovieri at For information about eligibility and application requirements please consult the Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship grant guidelines and sample budget attachments included at the bottom of the page.