Engaged Scholars Program

A collaboration between the Swearer Center for Public Service, the Dean of the College, and Brown academic departments and concentrations, the Engaged Scholars Program supports students, faculty, and community partners seeking to integrate teaching, research, and practice to advance scholarship and address social challenges facing communities and society as a whole.

The Engaged Scholars Program (ESP) offers:

For Students
Educational pathways that connect academic theory and practice, enabling students to gain hands-on experience working with community partners to address important social challenges

For Faculty
Support for the development and teaching of engaged courses and community-based research

For Community Partners
Opportunities to collaborate with Brown students and faculty on community-driven projects and research

Concentrations currently participating in the Engaged Scholars Program include: 

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations
Contemplative Studies
Education Studies 
Environmental Studies & Sciences
Independent Concentrations
Political Science
Public Policy
Theater Arts & Performance Studies
Urban Studies 

Additional concentrations will join each year.

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Erik Ehn, Department Chair of Theater Arts and Performance Studies and Engaged Scholars Program faculty, discusses his work with the Swearer Center. 

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