Grant and Funding Opportunities



Important Update Regarding PEC Grants and COVID-19: The Program in Early Cultures is presently accepting funding requests for the academic year 2021-22.  Our current deadline is Nov. 1.  Please keep in mind that PEC accepts requests twice yearly: spring and fall. Requests for travel funds must be accompanied by approval from the University's travel committee.  Additionally, we welcome proposals for other kinds of support, such as: online course instruction, language learning or tutoring, purchase of books, software, or other equipment needed for your research. 

The Program in Early Cultures sets aside funds each year to support Brown University faculty and graduate studentsRoman coin from the Joukowsky Institute's numismatic collections who are engaged in research focusing on the study of the pre-modern past in any culture or society. Priority is given to proposals with a strong comparative component, and/or a strong interdisciplinary orientation to the study of the pre-modern past. Examples of appropriate types of support can be found on this website's Funding for Faculty, Funding for Undergraduate Students, and Funding for Graduate Students pages, and projects funded by PEC in past years are featured throughout this website, including Courses, Events, Study Seminars, and other types of collaborative programming.

For questions or further information, please contact Anne Heyrman-Hart, Program in Early Cultures Administrative Coordinator.