Brown in the World/The World at Brown

Brown in the World Travel Grants

Through the Brown in the World travel grants program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, doctoral students associated with the humanities have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of grants in support of research travel abroad.  These grants can afford invaluable learning experiences for young humanities scholars in training, enriching their perspectives, scholarship and networks of colleagues around the globe.  Grants may cover transportation, housing and other research-related expenses.

To apply, Brown doctoral students must submit the following electronically:

  1. An abstract (no more than one page) outlining the intended dates of travel, your planned research and how it would benefit from the proposed travel.
  2. A detailed budget (up to $5,000).
  3. A letter of support from your department’s Director of Graduate Study.
  4. A letter of support from your advisor.

Letters of support should be submitted separately by the DGS/advisor.  All recipients are expected to submit a narrative report (no more than two pages) of their trip to the Cogut Institute at the conclusion of their travel.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 5, 2017 with a deadline of April 30, 2017 . 

Send all applications to  Please address any questions to Department Manager Kit Salisbury (  All funds must be expended by December 30, 2017.