Explore Grants

Explore Grants provided seed money for Brown students to turn new, promising ideas into ventures. Applicants with a clear understanding of a problem or opportunity, a vision or plan for a project or venture to fill this need, and a readiness to take action were offered funding at the ideation phase when it is difficult to secure buy-in from investors.


Expand Grants are no longer offered by the Swearer Center. To explore similar funding sources, students are advised to contact the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Visit the Swearer Center's programs page to explore other opportunities for students.