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

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

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. These reports will be shared publicly.
  • 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.

This program is currently suspended for the fall 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Applications are reviewed bi-annually with deadlines in early October and March (refer to UFunds for exact submission dates and times).  

The application includes:

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

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

  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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. Costs are broken down by category and budget amount. The request is reasonable and demonstrates effective cost management.

Steve Pokorny, Program Manager, Student Development: [email protected].