Funding Resources

The SSRI offers flexible seed and bridge funding to support social science faculty whose research promises long-term impact. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please email for more information.  

To apply, Brown social science faculty must submit the following electronically:

   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: