Faculty Grants

CSREA Faculty Grants

The application will be available in early 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year.

CSREA Faculty Grants are designed to support the synergistic development of intellectual community and research within the Brown community by funding and staffing events or supporting research-focused working groups. We invite Brown University faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students with faculty sponsors to submit proposals that focus on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States. Projects with U.S.-related transnational dimensions are also invited. CSREA program grants will be reviewed by our Faculty Advisory Board and will be supported by our space and staff based on schedule, budget and other considerations. Please review submission rules and requirements below.

See previous grant-sponsored events to get a sense of what developed out of recent years of research grant-making.


For all members of the Brown University faculty interested in working on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the U.S. and work that connects the U.S. to related transnational contexts.

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Funds may be used to support speakers, lecture series, films, events, and symposia, as well as fund a clearly delineated working group for meetings, materials (books, etc.), visitors, and presentations. Funds may not be used to support research trips, stipends, or salaries.

CSREA Faculty Grants must follow CSREA event guidelines and procedures. These grants are not simply funding sources to support events led by other groups, centers, or staff. Faculty Grant Events are events run and coordinated by CSREA staff, in conjunction with the faculty grantee. We do not allocate Faculty Grants for events that require substantial co-sponsorship funds to be realized nor do we provide co-sponsorship funds via this faculty grant program.

Be advised that awarded grants may be approved/awarded to grantees for a smaller budget or an otherwise modified version of the proposed event. We cannot guarantee awarded funds to be available beyond the fiscal year for which they were awarded. The maximum Faculty Grant award is $5,000.00.


Applicants must complete this application form to describe the project as requested. In addition to this form, applicants should attach a projected budget and timeline and indicate whether or not the project is being funded by other sources.  

The CSREA Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) will evaluate proposals. Other relevant faculty may be consulted at the discretion of the FAB. Grantees will be asked to complete a survey that will summarize the event and its outcomes.



The deadline for AY 2023-2024 grants is Friday, March 31, 2023. Award notifications will go out in May 2023.
Questions? Please contact CSREA Program Coordinator, Maggie Murphy.

Co-Sponsorship Funds

Request co-sponsorship funds for an event outside of the Faculty Grant program (please note that most co-sponsorships are within the $100-$500 range).

Request co-sponsorship funds