Office of Global Engagement

Funding Opportunities for Brown University Faculty

March 31, 2016

Open Brown Internal Funding Opportunities 

OVPR Grant Resubmission Awards (Due: Rolling) Up to $15,000
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 to support activities including data gathering, travel, equipment time, purchase of supplies or other modest activities that could make a significant difference for the competitiveness of the proposal. Any professor at any rank or any senior lecturer active in research, including research faculty, is eligible. Emeritus, adjunct, visiting, and faculty in clinical (non campus-based) departments that submit grants through affiliated hospitals, as well as post docs, are not eligible to lead projects, but may be included on the research team.

CFAR Spring 2016 Developmental Grant (Consult 3/1/2016; Draft 3/11/2016)
Provides support for three types of projects:

  1. Initial AIDS Research Projects: Basic or clinical investigators new to the AIDS Research field who do not have previous AIDS-related NIH research support. The major goal is to provide support for junior investigators to carry out mentored research which will provide the background for the application for NIH RO1 HIV/AIDS funding.
  2. Pilot Projects: In exceptional instances awards may be made for Pilot Projects for individuals with current NIH support in another field, who would like to apply for initial support for research in the HIV/AIDS field
  3. Collaborative Projects: Awards may also be requested for Collaborative Projects involving two established investigators, with the primary Principal Investigator being an individual with no previous work in the HIV/AIDS field (e.g., joint research involving a retrovirologist and a structural engineer). 

Watson Institute Collaboration Grants (Due: March 31, 2016) Up to $10,000
The Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs invites Brown University faculty and researchers to submit proposals to support projects, events, and initiatives aimed at building stronger ties between the Institute and other departments and centers at Brown. As one of the country’s leading centers for international and public affairs, the Watson Institute focuses on addressing some of the world’s great challenges (development, governance, and security) in ways that are academically rigorous and relevant to the world. In order to fulfill this mission, the Institute seeks to partner with and build on the existing strengths of individual faculty and programs across the University. The Institute is especially interested in proposals that bridge academic disciplines and that seek to shape policy debates both in the United States and abroad. Open to all Brown University faculty and members of the research staff.

Pembroke Center Faculty Seed Grant (Due: April 1, 2016) Up to $10,000
The Pembroke Center's competitive seed grant program supports collaborative research initiatives that involve Brown faculty from the humanities, social sciences, creative arts, and health sciences. In keeping with the Pembroke Center's intellectual mission, these research initiatives will examine intersecting dimensions of difference such as gender, sexuality, generation, work, class, race, ethnicity, language, citizenship, and religion. Preference will be given to projects that involve faculty across academic divisions.

CSREA Faculty Grants (Due: April 4, 2016) Up to $3,500
CSREA Faculty Grants are designed to support the synergistic development of intellectual community and research on campus by funding and staffing campus based events or supporting research focused working groups. We invite Brown University faculty and researchers to submit proposals that focus on issues of race, ethnicity and/or indigeneity in the United States. Projects with U.S. related transnational dimensions are also invited. We accept proposals from all Brown faculty and postdoctoral fellows from departments and programs across the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and SciencesCollaborative proposals are encouraged (e.g., faculty within and across departments or even across local/regional institutions, and Brown faculty/student collaborations).


Compiled by Margaret Manning '96
Research Development Program Manager
Office of the Vice President for Research