Brown University School of Engineering

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The School of Engineering plays a prominent role in Brown’s efforts to translate groundbreaking research into real-world applications and solutions addressing societal problems. Through the BrownTogether Campaign, the School of Engineering aims to raise more than $160 million to support this work. This funding will allow us to maintain collaborative, forward-looking research spaces; hire new faculty in emerging engineering fields; expand our graduate programs in order to cultivate the next generation of trained professionals; and strengthen our already world-class undergraduate curriculum. Engineering has identified a set of funding priorities that is part of the University-wide Plan for Academic Enrichment.  

Engineering is focused on two priority areas:

  1. Supporting excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship through expanded opportunities for Brown’s faculty and students.
  2. Renovating research and teaching space to accommodate group study and faculty-student interaction outside the classroom and the lab.

Giving Opportunities

New Engineering Facilities
School of Engineering Building Fund
New and renovated space on College Hill for education, collaboration and research including classrooms, research labs, cleanrooms, etc.
starting at $100,000
Brown Design Workshop in Prince Lab
The focus of collaborative “making” and experiential learning for the campus
$10-15 million
Faculty Support
Endowed Professorships
Providing faculty support plus start-up funds for research and infrastructure needs
$5 million
Endowed Visiting Professorships
Bringing new perspectives and real-world experience
$2 million
Endowed Post-Doctoral Scholars
Training the next generation of leading faculty
$1.5 million
Graduate Student Support
Endowed 5th Year Master's Degree Scholarships
Support for current Brown undergraduates to stay on and complete an expedited master's degree
$750,000
Endowed Master's Degree Scholarships
Scholarships for the next generation of industry leaders
$750,000
Dissertation Fellowships
Support for Engineering Ph.D. students in the writing phase of their dissertation, allowing them to focus on writing without any other research or teaching obligations
$750,000
Dissertation Prize
Funding to establish a named annual award, to be given to a graduate student in any of the Engineering disciplines, for the best dissertation in their field.
$100,000
Transforming Undergraduate Education
Endowed First-Year Seminar Fund
Provides funding for one first-year seminar each year
$500,000 
First-Year Seminar Fund 
Provides funding for one first-year seminar
$50,000 
Endowed Department/Program Fund
Used broadly to help build the profile of School of Engineering programs
$250,000
Endowed Technology Investment Fund
Support for enhanced classroom technology and new and upgraded state-of-the-art instructional equipment for labs
$250,000 
School of Engineering Annual Fund 
Support investment in novel research and curriculum innovations, and the creation of new educational ventures
All amounts

Contribute to Brown Engineering’s fundraising initiatives using Brown's secure online giving form, or contact:

Richard J. Marshall
Richard_Marshall@brown.edu
Office of Advancement
Box 1893
Providence, RI 02912