Edward Guiliano ’72 Global Fellowships

The Edward Guiliano ‘72 Global Fellowship seeks to provide undergraduate students with transformative opportunities to broaden their perspectives and interact with the world through artistic, academic and cultural experiences outside their current communities.

meet the Edward Guiliano ’72 Global Fellowships Cohorts

The Fellowships provide funding for:

  • Engaged scholarship, artistic, and research projects around the world.
  • Presenting at global conferences, arts events and symposiums.
  • Participating in programs of study offered by appropriate nonprofit organizations.
  • Engaging in academically grounded community engagement partnerships.

Fellowships should be significantly or fully student-directed and may be in partnership with:

  • Faculty mentor(s)
  • Community-based organization(s)
  • Community member(s)

Fellowships projects may be individual or collaborative projects, and grants can be to individual or student group applications. Fellowship awards will be granted at four levels:

  • $750 - typically for short-term projects or conference participation. 
  • $1500 - typically for time-intensive projects, perhaps during Winter Session.
  • $3000 - typically for multi-week or month-long projects, perhaps during the summer.
  • $5000 – typically for substantial projects involving distant travel or collaborative student projects


  • Students must Brown undergraduates in good academic standing.
  • Experiences must be take place at least 200 miles from Providence and from student's “home”.  Travel must be to a to a place they have never been before.
  • A Final Project Report is required for all funded projects which should include a brief written narrative with media (photos, video, audio, etc.) that comments on the details of the project, findings and impact on student learning.
  • Participation in one-to-three post project meetings for each cohort of award winners for reflection and development of learning related to project activities.
  • Fellows must agree to have winning proposals and final reports shared publicly.

Applications are reviewed and awarded biannually in November and April.  The application process includes:

  • A brief description of the proposed project activity.
  • A proposed budget, including an accounting for other sources of funding being used for the project.  
  • A brief description of anticipated project outcomes.

To apply, visit UFunds and search "Guiliano Fellowship." 


For more information, contact Swearer Center Program Manager Steve Pokorny at steve_pokorny@brown.edu.