Responsibilities & Expected Hours
The fellow serves as a researcher along with a team led by the Swearer Center’s Director of Faculty Engagement and Research and the Assistant Dean of the College.
- The fellow conducts research related to:
- Community engagement in higher education
- University - Community partnerships
- Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
- Faculty recognition in community engagement
- National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement Tools
Fellows will be appointed to a proctorship for the Fall and Spring, with a commitment of up to 20 hours/week. Summer funding may be possible.
Brown doctoral students entering their third year or later in the social sciences are invited to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with research work related to higher education.
Funding and Award
The stipend for this fellowship is $30,000/academic year. If applicable, health insurance, dental insurance and coverage of the health services fee would be provided by the Graduate School.
Application Process and Submission Deadline
A Statement of Purpose (maximum 2-page statement) detailing:
- Current status as a graduate student (year, expected graduation date, competing employment or academic demands expected in 2017/8)
- Your interest in the position, experience working in research projects, knowledge of higher education research, interest and involvement in community and civic engagement
- A writing sample (5 page stand-alone sample or excerpt from a longer paper)
- A current CV
- A letter of recommendation from a Brown faculty member (preferably from faculty advisor)
- A short message of support from the applicant’s Director of Graduate Studies
Send these items as one .pdf document via email to Georgina Manok, Assistant Director for Research & Assessment ([email protected]) with the subject line: [Graduate Fellowship_Last Name]
- by 5:00 pm on April 26 for Proctorships starting in the Fall semester (September start date) -
- by 5:00 pm on October 20 for Proctorships starting in the Spring semester (January start date) Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.