Fellowships, Internships, and Prizes


Our fellowships fund diverse scholarly and service projects developed by Brown undergraduates. From social entrepreneurship to the intersection of sport and human rights, students are bound to find a program that matches their skills and passions.

Browse the links below to begin searching for your fellowship opportunity and find more university-sponsored opportunities on the Fellowships@Brown website.

Social Innovation Fellowship

Deadline: December 23, 2016
The Social Innovation Fellowship, a program of the Social Innovation Initiative, provides 15-20 students with up to $4,000 to grow a social venture over the summer, supported by a year of intensive skills training, complementary coursework, and a community of social entrepreneurs on campus offering mentorship and critique.

Royce Fellowship

Deadline: February 7, 2017
Established by Charles Royce, a 1961 graduate of Brown University, the Royce Fellowship Program supports Brown undergraduates as they carry out independent projects of their own design in locations across the United States and around the world. 

Sport and Society Fellowship

Deadline: February 7, 2017
The Sport and Society Fellowship recognizes Brown undergraduates who have a record of excellence in academics and sport, supporting these student-athletes to embark on innovative research or applied projects, exploring the intersection of sport and human rights within a particular context. 

Note: The Swearer Center is in the process of redeveloping its fellowship structure. Students with questions about past and current fellowship opportunities can reach out to Betsy Shimberg


Innovate Winter Break

Innovate Winter Break is a "mini-internship" joint program of the Swearer Center for Public Service and CareerLAB that provides opportunities for students to work on an engaging project for 2 weeks during winter break.

iProv Summer Internship Program

The iProv Summer Internship Program provides a $3,500 stipend for undergraduate students to work with nonprofit organizations based in the greater Providence area.

Granoff Summer Internship in Advancement

Thanks to the generosity of Perry and Marty Granoff LHD ’06 hon., P’93, Brown will offer two summer internships in its Division of Advancement in summer 2015.  These internships offer an excellent opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising, and university operations in one of the leading advancement offices in the country. Interns will be exposed to the breadth of the major functions of the Advancement Division and will be assigned to specific projects and provided with rotating placements with at least two individual departments over the course of the summer.


Each year, the Swearer Center also awards several prizes to students who have distinguished themselves in their leadership, academic achievements, and/or community service work. 

Derek Canfield Barker Prize

Deadline: April 11th, 2016
This Prize recognizes Brown students who have demonstrated leadership, who have triumphed over adversity, and who have worked to bring the Brown community together through community service.

Yat K. Tow Prize

Deadline: April 14th, 2016
This prize is awarded annually to a student who integrates significant academic work with community service, thus demonstrating a commitment to principles of partnership, shared leadership, self-reflection, and reciprocal learning and teaching. 

The Jin Prize

Deadline: April 15th, 2016
Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who has a achieved superior academic performance as demonstrated by grades and/or an individual project and who has a strong commitment to service, broadly defined, to Brown or to the larger community. Contact Kerrissa Heffernan (kerrissa_heffernan@brown.edufor more info.