The Science Fellow Program

The Science Center Fellowship 

The purpose of the Science Center Fellowship is to foster innovation and creativity through the development of educational tools or resources that a.) are interdisciplinary in nature and b.) enhances knowledge exchange. 

The Science Center Fellow must be a current Brown undergraduate student who, under the supervision of a faculty supervisor, develops and implements an interdisciplinary educational tool or resource that fosters the exchange of scientific knowledge. For example, the project may present a unique approach to learning a complex scientific concept, design a new method of illuminating a connection between science and the arts or humanities, or illustrate a concept that lies at the intersection of multiple disciplines.  We want to support your curiosity and tenacity!

Fellows will receive a $1,200 stipend, which will be divided into two payments of $600. 


  • Applicants must be an active sophomore or junior at the time of the application submission.  
  • The proposed project must span two consecutive academic semesters.
  • Up to two students can propose a collaborative project.

Proposal Review Criteria

Projects will be evaluated based on their overall potential to effectively facilitate the exchange of scientific knowledge. Therefore the quality and clarity of the project description must be logically constructed, clear and complete.

Proposals must include (1) a letter of support from a faculty supervisor, (2) a detailed project timeline showing the feasibility of the proposed work (design, development and implementation) (3) a description of the potential usability of the final product(s) or resources.

Post Award Criteria

The following requirements must be met for every project:

  • Delivery of regularly scheduled progress reports (October 1, November 15, February 1, March 15)
  • Delivery of a product which can be disseminated through either a scientific peer-reviewed publication, a visual or interactive medium, or through a social media platform.
  • Delivery of a final presentation in a public forum at the end of the award period.