Application Deadline: Graduate Student Research Grants

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) invites Brown University doctoral students conducting research on and writing in areas related to the study of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States, or U.S.-related transnational contexts to apply for a CSREA Graduate Student Research Grant.

The purpose of the CSREA Graduate Student Research Grant is to support Brown University masters or doctoral students as they conduct research for a dissertation or other major research project related to the study of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States, or U.S.-related transnational contexts. Graduate students in any field or department at Brown are eligible to apply. In order to receive the grant, awardees must be in good academic standing as determined by their department.

The maximum award is $1,000.00 to pursue research in support of a dissertation or other major research project. Acceptable uses of funds include research travel, supplies, and/or software, or other justifiable research expenses. Funds may NOT be used for the purchase of hardware or equipment such as computers, laptops, phones, etc.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following by Friday, May 1, 2020:

  • A completed application form.
  • A cover letter. This 1-page letter should discuss what the applicant hopes to achieve during the research grant period and how/why the funds would be especially helpful in accomplishing the goals. The cover letter should also include mention of any relevant academic or work experiences that relate to the project.
  • A project description (200-300 words).
  • A budget proposal.

Awardees will be notified in June 2020. Funds must be used by June 30, 2021. Awardees will be expected to submit a 1-2 page report and possibly share their research findings in a short presentation with the broader campus community following the project.