Funding Opportunities

The Cogut Institute administers several fellowship and grant programs that support the pursuit of the humanities at Brown University. These programs promote active dialogue, public programming, and collaborative teaching and research on the most challenging questions facing humanities scholars today. A summary calendar of application deadlines is available.

Programming Funds

The Cogut Institute for the Humanities administers the Humanities Initiative Programming Fund in support of collaborative projects proposed by the faculty. The Institute also awards faculty and students modest co-sponsorship funds for events organized across campus.

Cogut Institute Fellowships

The Cogut Institute offers Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate Fellowships for members of the Brown University community. Fellows gather each Tuesday for a weekly seminar that fosters conversations across disciplines and topics. The seminar also includes visiting faculty and recipients of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships in International Humanities for recent doctoral graduates from other universities.

Graduate Collaborative Humanities Fellowships

The Cogut Institute, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the practice of graduate collaborative humanities on campus. The Institute awards the Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Collaborative Humanities to students participating in or planning to participate in the Graduate Certificate Program in Collaborative Humanities.

Mellon Graduate Student Workshops

The Cogut Institute administers the Mellon Graduate Student Workshops. Intended to facilitate dissertation completion and to foster communication across disciplines within the academy, these student-led groups serve as regular forums for collaboration and dialogue.

Graduate Student Research Travel Grants

Competitive research travel grants offer doctoral students associated with the humanities the opportunity to pursue research abroad. Grants may cover transportation, housing, and other research-related expenses.

School of Criticism and Theory Fellowship

As a sponsoring partner of the School of Criticism and Theory (SCT), the Cogut Institute awards up to two School of Criticism and Theory Tuition Fellowships per year through an internal selection process. Brown University junior faculty and graduate students who receive the fellowship are guaranteed a place in the SCT summer program at Cornell University, with tuition paid by the Cogut Institute. Graduate students receive an additional $1,000 housing allowance.