Funding Opportunities

Funding for Research at Home and Abroad

Travel Funds

Travel Awards

The Alpert Medical School has a limited pool of funds to help support students attending national and international academic conferences either to present scholarly work or to represent AMS in a leadership capacity. AMS may be able to reimburse students for reasonable (coach) travel and lodging expenses, and conference registration fees. Please understand that this funding is limited. We encourage students to budget wisely and consider cost-sharing measures, such as sharing hotel rooms, when possible. 

In order ensure the greatest amount of equity possible across a large student body, an individual student will only be eligible for two financial awards (starting FY2018) in any given fiscal year (conference date July 1 through June 30).  Any additional awards will be made at the discretion of the Associate Dean, Allan Tunkel.  For any given poster or oral presentation, AMS can only fund a maximum of two student presenters.

Eligible Applicants: To apply for funding, please send a copy of your abstract (if applicable), and documentation of your acceptance to the conference, to Emily Green ( All application materials must be received and the award approved prior to the start of the conference. Awards are generally up to $750 for conferences in the United States and Canada, and up to $1000 for conferences elsewhere. Each student attending a conference, even if attending as part of a student group, must submit an individual application for funding. In the case that multiple students are attending the same conference, the sharing of hotel rooms and transportation costs (such as taxis) will be expected.

Emily Green, Director, Student and Faculty Development

(401) 863-9139 /


Brown University Library Grant Finding Page
Emerging Scholars in Family Planning

The Society of Family Planning Research Fund and the Society of Family Planning promote programs and grants that center diversity, equity, and inclusion and contribute to the academic success, retention, and persistence of emerging scholars from all backgrounds. SFP/SFPRF strives to actively build a community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Emerging Scholars in Family Planning program. Through the program, grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded in support of efforts to diversify the pipeline of family planning scholars and provide more opportunities for integrating emerging scholars into the family planning community. Grants also will underwrite attendance at the 2018 North American Forum on Family Planning, support the publication of one open-access publication, cover SFP membership dues for 2018, and facilitate efforts to match scholars lacking internal institutional or mentor support with an external mentor.

Nora Kahn Piore Award
Brown University's School of Public Health is pleased to invite proposals for the annual Nora Kahn Piore Award.  This award has been created in recognition of the lifetime work of health policy expert, Nora Kahn Piore through the generosity of Margot Piore Onek, MD ’64, P’91 and Joseph N. Onek.  These awards are made annually to support undergraduate, graduate and medical students who wish to undertake research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people.  
 The award will provide funding of up to $5,000.00 for research, travel, and related costs.  Some examples of non-travel research expenses include the purchase of access to data, transcription services, and research participation fees.
RIMWA Research Scholarship

The Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association (RIMWA) is offering funding to Brown University Undergraduate scholars or medical students up to $500.  In keeping with RIMWA’s mission of recognizing the special needs of women in medicine, as both practioners and patients, this funding opportunity seeks to support research in women’s health and gender specific medicine.  Applicants should send curriculum vitae with a description of their project, budget needs and relevance to the broad mission of RIMWA.  Awardees will be asked to present their research during the Annual Meeting held the first week of May 2018. Deadline for all information to be received is March 31, 2018.

Contact:  Marc Bialek

Teaching Assistant Positions

The Office of Summer and Continuing Studies may have funded teaching assistant positions for intensive introduction to medicine courses for high school students.

Office of Summer and Continuing Studies Box T Attn: Maria Byerly (401) 863-6216