Research Funding


BioMed Undergraduate Research Opportunities (BURO)

BURO is a web portal where BioMed faculty post research and experiential opportunities for Brown undergraduates. BURO is updated in real time and includes opportunities that are short-term, long-term, take place over summer or the academic year, those that are paid, voluntary, or take the form of a Biology independent study. 

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA)

Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) support Brown students collaborating with Brown faculty on research and teaching projects during the summer or the academic year. For more information, visit the UTRA homepage.

Interdisciplinary i-Team UTRA (iUTRA)

The Office of the Dean of the College is piloting a new faculty initiated Interdisciplinary Team UTRA (I-Team UTRA). Building upon two successful flagship programs at Brown, the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) summer research programs, the I-Team UTRA will focus on group projects of one or more faculty and two to six students. For more information, please visit the iUTRA homepage.


Each year, Brown awards financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside of the classroom. Students must apply for or secure an internship that is unpaid or that pays $1,000 or less before applying for funds. For more information, please visit the LINK Award homepage


The Royce Fellowship Program supports Brown University undergraduates as they carry out independent projects of their own design in locations across the United States and around the world. Along with funding, the program confers lifetime membership in the Society of Royce Fellows - a community of student scholars, faculty fellows, and Royce alumni that offers a forum for reflection, inquiry, and intellectual engagement within the university. For more information, please visit the Royce Fellowship homepage.


BrownConnect is the newest addition to CareerLAB’s suite of services. BrownConnect serves first-year students, sophomores and juniors who are seeking high-quality internships and research opportunities. BrownConnect provides “one stop shopping” for internship and research opportunities in a wide range of fields and geographical locations, as well as financial support to students in low-paid or unpaid internships. Students will be able to search BrownConnect for internships, research opportunities, and funding offered through and for the Brown community. For more information, please visit the BrownConnect homepage.

For International Students

Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS)

A link to the Curricular Practical Training Application Approval Letter for Biology Concentrators may be found below. For more information, please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) at