Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Swearer Center hosts several fellowships and work opportunities for graduate students. Please click the links below to learn more about current opportunities, application process, and due dates. With questions regarding these opportunities, please contact Georgina Manok, Senior Director of Strategy and Assessment ([email protected]).

Academic Year & Summer Employment

(for graduate students in all years/programs)

These roles may include program administration, workshop design and facilitation, communications and outreach, research, assessment, community partnership support, and/or operations support. Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students (in any program/year) at Brown University for the academic year. Applications are now open for the summer and academic year 2024-2025 for the following positions with a deadline of Monday, April 15, 2024:

Fellowships with the Swearer Center

Graduate Proctorship in Community-Engaged Scholarship

This one-year renewable fellowship is open to doctoral students (3rd year+) with a focus on social science research related to community engagement, higher education, community development, assessment, and/or organizational change. Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 academic year, and are due on May 6, 2024, by 5:00 pm EST. 

Royce Graduate Student Research Awards

Graduate students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program at Brown can apply for a Royce Graduate Student Research Award of up to $5,000 through the Swearer Center. These awards support expenses related to community-engaged research, as well as the creation of a product, analysis, or other outcome that will be shared with a community partner and/or disseminated to broader public audiences. Applications for Fall awards open in January and for Spring awards open in September. Please check UFunds for applications and award information and direct questions to [email protected]

Engaged Scholarship Award (for Graduate Students)

The Swearer Center recognizes our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with four annual student awards.

The Engaged Scholarship Award for Graduate Students recognizes a Brown graduate student (PhD, Master’s, MD or other graduate programs) who has made community-engaged scholarship integral to their graduate experience. The award honors a graduate student whose research, teaching, and service activities exemplify the idea of community-engaged scholarship, understood as collaborative inquiry between university and community partners grounded in the values of reciprocity, mutual respect, and the co-creation of knowledge and/or creative activities. 


2022: Margaret Unverzagt Goddard
2021: Jocelyn Bell and Scarlett Bergam
2020: prabhdeep singh kehal and Anar Parikh
2019: Laura Garbes
2018: Meg Caven