Funding for Undergraduates

CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to release our application for CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards! The purpose of this programis to provide financial support—with grants up to $500— for undergraduate research on Latin America and the Caribbean. 

You can view the application here for details. Review of applications for the spring semester begins February 1st. 

Swearer Center Fellowships 

The Swearer Center for Public Service offers a variety of fellowships to students with diverse interests. They focus on sponsoring student-developed service projects. 

Watson Institute Fellowships

The Watson Institute for International Studies offers a range of opportunities for undergraduates to do funded research abroad during the summer or winter. These include fellowships for research connected to a senior thesis, the Brown Journal of World Affairs, media projects and public service. Look for the following opportunities at the link provided. 

  • Watson Senior Thesis Travel Grants
  • Watson Sponsored Internship Program
  • The Marla Ruzicka International Fellowship

Brown University CareerLAB

The CareerLAB is a great resource for students searching for internships, building a resume, in need of career guidance, and looking for funding. Their site features sources of funding provided by Brown as well as external sources available to undergraduates. 

Other Fellowships, Scholarships, Internships, and Research Awards of Interest

Rowe Fund Supplementary Financial Aid

Organization of American States

The Rowe Fund provides financial aid in the form of interest-free loans to international students from Latin American and Caribbean countries enrolled in universities in the United States. 

Applications are accepted and reviewed year-round.  The loans are also available for university faculty and professionals with the support of the local university in the member state for continuing education or professional development courses in the United States. 

The studies or research must last for one academic semester and all studies and research, for which the loan is granted, need to be completed within a two year period.  These loans are made on the understanding that when the recipients have completed their studies, they are to return to their respective home countries to assist in their countries’ economic development and social integration.

For more information, review the loan application forms or email

Further materials on the Rowe Fund are attached at the bottom of the page. 

Still searching? Visit the Fellowships@Brown Find a Fellowship page to browse all the fellowships available!