Faculty Grants

CSREA Faculty Grants

Application deadline: April 5, 2021

CSREA Faculty Grants are designed to support the synergistic development of intellectual community and research on campus by funding and staffing campus-based 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 supported by our space and staff based on scheduling and other considerations. See previous and upcoming grant-sponsored events to get a sense of what developed out of recent years of research grant-making. 


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.

Maximum Faculty Grant Award: $3,500. 


We accept proposals from all Brown faculty and postdoctoral fellows from departments and programs across the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. Collaborative proposals are encouraged (e.g., faculty within and across departments or even across local/regional institutions, and Brown faculty/student collaborations).

Application Process

Applicants must complete the application form, using the spaces allotted 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 will evaluate proposals. Other faculty members may be consulted at the discretion of the Board. Accepted proposals will be based on proposal quality, viability and potential contribution to the study of race and ethnicity in the U.S. on the campus.

Grantees will be asked to provide a brief summary of their activities within one month of the end of their project. 


The deadline for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 grants is Monday, April 5, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. EDT. Award notifications will go out in May 2021.

Please contact CSREA Program Coordinator Saraya McPherson with any questions.  

Application Form

Apply for a CSREA Faculty Grant

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

Special Consideration Events

Faculty proposed events with projected budgets over $5,000, click below to submit the event for possible special consideration (very limited option).

Submit for Special Consideration