How to Affiliate

PSTC faculty associates are nominated by the Director—often recommended by department chairs—and require a majority vote from the Steering Committee. Associates are full- or part-time Brown employees and include tenure-track faculty, research faculty, research staff, and postdoctoral fellows. Association is presumed for the duration of employment at Brown, with reviews conducted annually by the Director to ensure all associates are continuing to contribute to the PSTC’s mission.

Associates have full access to the PSTC’s facilities and grant and research support and are eligible for developmental funds and physical space. Do to resource limitations, the Director, in consultation with the Steering Committee, makes the final decision regarding allocations of resources and space.

Non-Brown employees may be considered for off-campus affiliate status for renewable terms of five years if there is a compelling reason to do so, such as collaboration in a grant-supported project with a PSTC faculty associate. Off-campus affiliates have access to administrative, grant, computer, and spatial services but do not have access to developmental funds or receive dedicated space.

If you have any questions, please contact Ana Karina Wildman, or see faculty manual below. 


Margot JacksonMargot Jackson“Every aspect of my research has benefited from my PSTC affiliation. For my project on children and the federal nutritional safety net, I received a grant and needed to set up some complex data in very short order.  In-house programming assistance allowed me to get up and running on the project much more quickly than would otherwise be possible. Simultaneously, the PSTC provides computing space for my research assistant on the project, and PSTC grants management staff have given me a tremendous amount of help in navigating the complicated process of submitting a federal grant. All of this support, on top of the day-to-day intellectual benefits of being part of a structured community of like-minded scholars, has afforded me the opportunity to get my work done and to enjoy it in the process. I could not have done many aspects of my work without this support!”

Margot Jackson, Associate Professor of Sociology and PSTC Associate