Lea E. Williams GELT Award

Lea E. Williams GELT Award

Each year, undergraduates from all financial backgrounds have the opportunity to integrate advanced coursework with international experiences for no additional cost beyond the cost of a standard Brown course. Made possible through the generosity of our donors, Global Experiential Learning and Teaching (GELT) grants allow students to connect academic and real-world experiences by traveling alongside Brown faculty and engaging with local scholars and practitioners around questions, issues, and challenges of local and global significance.

One example of this donor generosity is the Lea E. Williams Award, established in 2018, which supports course development and essential travel costs for courses selected by the GELT committee with travel to Asia or another international destination. The award was established in 2018 in honor of Lea E. Williams ADE’60 hon., P’77 AM’77, P’81, GP’14, GP’18, who was appointed Professor Emeritus of History in 1989, after having taught at Brown for 33 years. See Dr. Williams' brief biography.

Note: While faculty with a particular interest in leading short-term travel courses to Asia are encouraged to apply for the GELT award, neither faculty nor students interested in enrolling in such a course 
need to take additional steps beyond the general GELT application process to be considered for this award.