Community of Learners

The Hassenfeld Child Health Scholars Summer Program

The Summer Scholars Program is a competitive internship that provides an intensive, hands-on research experience for Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical students interested in child health. Selected Scholars participate in a near full time 10-week program in the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Initiative and make important contributions to Institute projects, while also pursuing their own research questions. Those selected receive a $3500 stipend for the internship.

Applications for Summer 2019 Scholars will be accepted in late 2018/early 2019. 

Please see the links on the left to learn more about our Summer Scholars.


The Hassenfeld Research Scholars Program for Clinical Fellows

The Hassenfeld Research Scholars Program for Clinical Fellows will select two clinical fellows annually for a two-year program in which the fellows will gain valuable research experience working in the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, receiving mentorship from Institute faculty and participating in the Clinical and Translational Research Certificate program at Brown University.  Clinical fellows from Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital will be eligible to apply for the program.  They play active roles in the work of the Institute under the direction of Institute faculty while gaining outstanding training opportunities for their future career in maternal and child health.  

More details about our current Fellows are available via the link on the left.

Applications for the 2018 Clinical Fellows are now open. The deadline to apply is July 18, 2018.

PDF icon2018 Clinical Fellows Application.pdf


The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Awards

The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute annually provides seed funding for promising research projects through its Child Health Innovation Awards program. These competitive awards are made possible through the generous support of the Hassenfeld family. Brown University faculty (or teams of faculty) investigators may apply for one-year seed funding awards of up to $50,000 to support innovative research aimed at improving children’s health. In addition to requesting funding support, applicants may request technical assistance and collaboration from the Hassenfeld Child Health Institute’s Core Research and Evaluation Unit.

Please click on the links on the left to learn more about the 2017 and 2016 recipients of the Child Health Innovation Awards.

The call for letters of intent for the 2018 awards is now open. Please click here for details.