A range of programmatic initiatives at Brown are led or sponsored by the Office of the President.

Presidential Faculty Award

The Presidential Faculty Award was established by President Christina H. Paxson in the spring of 2013 to recognize members of Brown’s distinguished faculty who are conducting especially important and innovative scholarship.

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows

Brown launched the Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 2015-16 to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds, with a specific focus on recruiting scholars from historically underrepresented groups.

Strategic Planning

Launched in 2014, the 250th anniversary of Brown’s founding, the 10-year strategic plan, "Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown," offers the broad vision and goals to ensure the University’s capacity to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and service at the highest levels over the next decade.

Institutional Diversity & Inclusion

The detailed vision for realizing Brown's commitment to diversity is articulated in Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University, which outlines a set of concrete, achievable actions to make Brown a more fully diverse and inclusive community. 

Brown University Financial Report

This annual report, which is produced after the close of the fiscal year, demonstrates Brown’s stewardship of its resources to fulfill the University’s mission and meet its strategic goals.

Digital Transformation Initiative

This multi-year project, launched in Fall 2016, aims to leverage technology and data to achieve operational excellence, support for academic innovation, and improvements in access, utility, information-sharing and communications for members of the Brown community.

Task Force on Climate Change and Business and Investment Practices

The task force will complete its work by March 2018 to recommend and help coordinate actions for Brown’s business operations and investment practices in an effort to fully reflect the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Longer Term Sustainability Study Committee

The committee will determine the technological feasibility and financial costs of a goal of zero net emissions by 2035, and provide recommendations to the President on what university investments would be needed to succeed.