Funding Resources

The SSRI offers flexible seed and bridge funding to support social science faculty whose research promises long-term impact.  The fund is primarily for Brown regular faculty but we will also consider requests from other members of the Brown community based on the availability of funds and consistency with SSRI's overall mission to support social science research at Brown. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please email for more information.  

To apply, please submit the following electronically to

   1.  An abstract (one page) outlining a research plan, impact, and plans for external award submissions.

   2.  A detailed budget (no more than $10,000) and a list of other anticipated support. (The SSRI director is able to approve proposals up to $4,999. Proposals in excess of $4,999 and up to $10,000 will be reviewed jointly by the SSRI director and the SSRI Steering Committee.)

   3. Current CV of applicant (an abbreviated version will generally suffice).

Important: Recipients will have a full year from the award date to complete their projects. A one-time extension may be requested at the end of the term with a revised research plan, as applicable. All recipients are expected to submit a narrative report (no more than two pages) upon completion of the project.

Other funding opportunities at Brown:

Off-campus funding opportunities:

Grant preparation aids: