In line with achieving the purpose of the Rhodes Center to promote path-breaking scholarly research, the Director and Advisory Council will consider applications from Brown faculty, and in exceptional cases from Brown graduate and undergraduate students, for funding projects, conferences, etc. which promote research in international economics and finance. While research in economics naturally constitutes the core of the Center's agenda, funds are available for activities and multidisciplinary projects which foster path-breaking, policy-relevant research and teaching in international economics.