Application Development Phase:
In the spring semester, prospective applicants work with Swearer Center staff to develop and propose an engaged scholarship research project. Selection occurs in the Spring semester.
Spring Semester Fellows Institute:
Once selected, Fellows participate in an orientation, getting to know one another and preparing to embark on their individual research projects by discussing key questions related to the research process.
Summer Research Phase:
Fellows receive an award of $4,500 to pursue their proposed research project over the summer. Fellows participate in regular cohort meetings throughout the summer to discuss progress and troubleshoot.
Fall Cohort Phase:
In the Fall semester following the project summer, fellows participate (as a cohort) in a fall retreat and workshops on applying for post-graduate fellowships and crafting presentations.
Fall/ Spring Presentations:
Fellows present their findings (in either Fall or Spring semesters) to the broader campus and Providence community.
All rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who will return to Brown for at least one full semester following the summer in which they conduct their research are eligible to apply to the Royce Fellowship.
Students who have applied in previous years are welcome to submit applications for the same or a different proposal to the program. Previous applications have no bearing on the candidacy of a current applicant. U.S. citizenship is not a determinant of eligibility. All eligible fellows receive a Summer Earnings Waiver.
If the proposal requires international travel, the applicant must agree to sign a contract and waiver stating that they will abide by the university’s protocols. Students will not be funded to travel to countries on the State Department's warning list.