Student Resources

The President’s Advisory Council on Public Health is a group of Brown alumni, parents, and friends charged with advising and mentoring. Please feel free to expand your network and reach out to any of the members. A Brown login is required to access the page.

Public Health Advisory Council

Understanding the unique needs of public health graduates, the School is committed to offering substantive and diverse career advising services to complement those offered by the University, including personalized advising and a curated public health portal featuring a broad spectrum of opportunities. These opportunities are both for current students seeking research assistantships and internships as well as graduating students seeking postgraduate positions.

Please visit our Careers page

Students interested in teaching assistantships should visit the "Teaching Assistantship Opportunities" dropdown below.

The School of Public Health’s Office of Communications shares the School’s stories via print, web, social media, and strategic digital communications, assisting all members of the Brown public health community with communication tools, training, and support.

Visit the Office of Communications

Framework in Global Health Scholarship
The Framework in Global Health Program provides funding to support global health scholarships for undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and residents/fellows. Receive up to $3,500 to support global health research, service, and advocacy activities directly linked to Brown University faculty scholarly projects. Global Health Scholars work on global health issues at foreign/international low and middle-income country sites for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Framework in Global Health Program

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health
Fulbright-Fogarty Awards, offered through a partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Fulbright-Fogarty Awards carry the same benefits as the traditional Fulbright Study/Research grants to the host country. The program is designed for students currently enrolled in a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health.

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health

Graduate School Conference Travel Support
Doctoral and Master’s students who present original work at academic conferences can request up to $650 in support from the Graduate School once per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30), as determined by the end date of travel. Reimbursement will not be granted for merely attending a conference. Given funding limitations, application does not guarantee support.

Graduate School Conference Travel

Graduate Student Council Travel Support
The GSC provides funding to reimburse conference and dissertation/field work related travel expenses. Individuals may receive one funding request per fiscal year in the amount of $250. Preference is given to applicants who have exhausted, been denied, or are ineligible for other means of funding. Applicants who have applied to other funding sources and have not yet received notification should also apply for GSC funds:

Graduate Student Council

Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship
The Graduate School offers fellowships for doctoral students to pursue research internationally through the Global Mobility Research Fellowship program. The program supports doctoral students who seek to conduct pre-dissertation or dissertation research abroad during one summer or academic year semester. The program funds current research projects of exceptional value that require international research activity.

Global Mobility Research Fellowship program

Doctoral Research Travel Grant
This program provides supplemental funding for scholarly research travel that occurs July 1 - June 30.

Doctoral Research Travel Grant

Sustainability Venture Development Funds: Entrepreneurship for environmental solutions
Do you have a solution that could impact climate change? A solution that helps the world's most vulnerable populations? Sustainability Venture Development Funds is a collaboration of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. These early stage venture grants are for undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing entrepreneurial solutions to environmental problems, and come with dedicated advising along with funding.

Sustainability Venture Development Funds     Internal Funding Opportunities

School of Public Health Conference Travel Support
Doctoral students who present original work at academic conferences can request support from both the Graduate School and the School of Public Health.  The School of Public Health will provide up to $400 to cover related travel expenses not covered by the Graduate School. Students are eligible to receive a total of $400 during their doctoral training period. This is typically awarded for one conference trip but can be allocated to multiple trips if desired. Learn more.

Nora Kahn Piore Award
Amount of Award: up to $3000; Application deadline: February 12, 2021
The Nora Kahn Piore award was established 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 will be 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.

Past recipients have received awards in the amounts of $500-$3000. Awards may be used for data purchases or other research expenses, airfare, or travel (transportation and conference registration) for example. Download the call for proposals (PDF). Submit the proposal narrative to this online submission form.

Funding opportunities for masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral researchers

The Offices of Research Development and of Corporate & Foundation Relations compile listings of funding opportunities for masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral researchers.

The Next Level

MPH Thesis Award
Each year, MPH students are eligible to apply for an MPH Thesis Grant Award within the School of Public Health. Students are awarded funds in the amount of $300 by a review committee in the School. Other degree programs may offer thesis or research funding. Please see your program website for details.

The School of Public Health Graduate Student Council (SPH-GSC) serves an advisory and coordinator role, representing the general student body, with sub-committees focused on academic, social, and community service issues and events.

Learn more about the SPH-GSC

The Brown University Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the student government organization for Brown’s graduate student community of approximately 2,000 members.

Learn more about the GSC

Student Ambassadors serve as a source of information for prospective students and represent the School of Public Health at admissions events.

Learn about our Student Ambassadors

Opportunities for current students to serve as graduate-level Supplemental Teaching Assistants (STAs) and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) at the School of Public Health are listed in this portal:

TA Opportunities

Students apply for these and all other hourly student positions at the University through Student Employment in Workday. See How to Search for Student Job Opportunities for further information.

Current students interested in public health-specific research assistantships or internships, as well as graduating students seeking postgraduate fellowships and jobs should visit the "Career Resources & Opportunities" dropdown above.

Physical, mental and emotional health and well-being are essential to the ability of every student.

Visit our Community Support and Wellness page