Brown encourages members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities to apply for admission to its graduate programs and postdoctoral positions. Exposure to a broad range of perspectives, views, and outlooks is key to fostering both breadth and depth in intellectual knowledge. 

Support for Members of Underrepresented Minority Groups at Brown

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) at Brown, headed by the associate provost and director of institutional diversity is committed to increasing and supporting the diverse population of Brown University students, faculty and staff. The office provides leadership for the formulation and oversight of policies related to pluralism and equity, and initiate programs and practices that promote diversity, inclusion and fair treatment of all members of the community. At Brown, we seek to achieve diversity in our living, learning and working environments by placing emphasis on the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We also work to ensure diversity in our curricular and co-curricular offerings, and we invest in the structural supports needed to manage our lively, provocative, and stimulating community.

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Disability Support for Graduate and Postdoctoral Trainees at Brown

Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) coordinates services within Brown University for students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities. Offices throughout the University provide accommodations and services for these individuals. Anyone requesting an accommodation should register with SEAS. Registering with SEAS will not only allow the University to make appropriate accommodations for the individual, but there may also be a benefit for students and faculty seeking fellowship or grant opportunities, as they can then be identified as members of underrepresented groups. Every effort is made to insure the applicant's privacy in this process, and any concerns regarding the confidentiality of the individual's information can be discussed with SEAS at any point. Requests for accommodation are evaluated individually and must include a Registration Form as well as current documentation of the area of disability before they can be processed. To start the registration process, please email [email protected] or call 401-863-9588 (V/TTY). 

Postdocs seeking accommodations requests need to contact Broadspire, a third-party administrator to manage the accommodations request process for all faculty and staff.   If you need to request accommodations, please call Broadspire directly at 1-888-599-8576.  Brown's University Human Resources Dept will work with Broadspire directly.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to send them to [email protected].

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Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Warren Alpert Medical School hosts a variety of initiatives and groups aimed at supporting students, postdocs, and faculty in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown.

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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. 

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