Edward Guiliano '72 Global Fellowship

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 Fellowship Cohorts

The Fellowship provides 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 student-directed. They may be in partnership with a faculty mentor, a community-based organization, or community members.

Fellowship 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
Eligibility & Requirements

To be considered for the Edward Guiliano '72 Global Fellowship, proposals must meet the following criteria:

  • Travel must be to a place you have never been to before. 
  • Experiences must take place at least 200 miles from Providence and from student's “home.”
  • Fellowship travel must occur prior to the completion of a student’s final on-campus semester. 
  • A Fellowship report is required for all funded projects upon completion. This should include a written narrative as well as media (photos, video, audio, etc.) that describes the project and its impact on student learning.
  • Students must create and maintain a profile on BrownEngage as well as upload their Fellowship report to the portal. 
  • As with all Brown-sponsored travel abroad, fellows are required to register travel plans in TravelSafe, Brown’s international travel registry. 
  • ​Additionally, all fellowship travel must adhere to Brown’s High-Risk and Restricted Travel Policies. Depending on the destination students may be required to complete a Safety Plan and obtain approval from the International Travel Risk Assessment Committee (ITRAC) prior to making travel arrangements. For more information and to review the international travel policies, please visit the international travel risk management website.
  • Students agree to participate in one-to-three post-project meetings for each cohort of award winners for reflection and development of learning related to project activities. 
  • ​Students agree to have winning proposals, final reports, and associated media shared publicly.

The Guiliano Fellowship accepts applications twice yearly – in the fall and spring – on Ufunds for November and March deadlines.  

-- Special Guidelines for Academic Year 2020-21 --
During the pandemic, the fellowship will continue to make awards with increased flexibility. Fellows may have the option to accept the award to engage in their projects remotely, in line with Brown University’s travel restrictions, or they may defer receiving their award until a time when the University’s policies support undergraduate student travel. At this time fellows are encouraged to pursue domestic opportunities as under current university policies domestic travel is unrestricted. Nonetheless, all proposals will be considered. Fellowship funds are only available to actively enrolled Brown students, must be used prior to the completion of a student’s final on-campus semester, and may not be used by students who are on personal leave. 

The application includes:

  • A description of the proposed project.

  • A proposed budget, including any other sources of funding being used for a project.  

  • ​A description of the anticipated project outcomes.

Applications are selected using a rubric that rates applications based on valuing the following criteria:

  • Transformative potential: The proposal shows evidence of the student pushing personal, academic, or creative boundaries. The project outlines a potentially transformational experience that could not be replicated locally or without fellowship support. The fellowship provides the student with an opportunity that they might otherwise not be able to have.

  • Creativity/Innovation: The project shows evidence of individual originality and drive. Ideas are combined in interesting and surprising ways to discover information, address an issue, or make something new.  

  • Clarity: The proposal clearly indicates the purpose, goals, and methods used to achieve the desired outcome. 

  • Connectedness: The project is important to the student’s artistic, academic, or community engagement goals, connecting relevant experience and knowledge to deepen their understanding and broaden their worldview. 

  • Overall merits of the project: The project is socially, intellectually or artistically compelling and/or significant.

  • ​Relevance of the budget: Financial requirements are clearly indicated. The request is reasonable and demonstrates effective cost management. Costs are broken down by category and budget amount.



The Edward Guiliano '72 Global Fellowship is awarded twice yearly in the Fall and Spring.  Fall 2021 applications are available now on UFunds and are November 18, 2021, at 12:00 noon. Decisions will be announced by December 3, 2021. 


Click here to find more information about the fellowship and past fellowship projects. For further information or questions, contact Steve Pokorny, program manager, [email protected].