2022-2023 Application Deadline

AWARDS Announced 

Research Seed Awards 

LOI (required): September 27, 2022 (5 p.m.) 
Full: October 18, 2022 (5 p.m.)
On or about January 27, 2023
Salomon Faculty Research Awards 
November 10, 2022 (5 p.m.) On or about February 17, 2023
Humanities Research Funds November 11, 2022 (5 p.m.)
On or about December 16, 2022
Research Achievement Awards (UFunds competition will open on or about October 3, 2022.) January 17, 2023 (5 p.m.) On or about March 17, 2023 
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Pandemic Response Policy Research Fund   October 18, 2022, 5 p.m. On or about January 27, 2023

Research Seed Funding awards are competitively awarded and help faculty more successfully advance competitive research proposals by supporting the generation of preliminary data, pursuing new directions or collaborations in research, and other endeavors. Investigators may propose projects in one of three categories. Category 1 - single PI projects of any type with budgets up to $50,000 for one year; Category 2 - multi-PI projects supporting a new collaboration between two or more disciplines with budgets up to $100,000 for one year; and new for 2023, Category 3 - up to $50,000 to host workshops at Brown that propel teams towards a major funding target for collaborative or other center-type proposals. 

Previous Seed awardees can report funded research grants that resulted from OVPR support anytime using the short form at this link. Final Reports can be uploaded at this link

The Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards are competitively awarded and support excellence in scholarly work by providing funding for selected faculty research projects deemed to be of exceptional merit. Investigators may propose projects with budgets up to $15,000.

Final Reports can be uploaded at this link

Humanities Research Funds help support faculty research in departments and fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences with limited external funding opportunities. Faculty apply directly to their chairs for support; typical awards range from $500 to $1800.

Research Achievement Awards recognize outstanding research achievements of Brown faculty through six awards given annually that each carry a research award of $5,000.

Other Internal Funding Opportunities at Brown

The following is a partial list of additional internal funding sources administered by other offices in support of research at Brown:

*New* Open: Advance CTR 2023 Pilot Projects Program (RFA | FAQs) | Due: PreApplication Due 5 p.m., Monday, October 24, 2022; Full Proposals (Invitation only) - Due 5 p.m., Monday December 12, 2022. 

*New* Open: Brown Sustainability Seed Grant | Due: Fall FY23 Proposals Due: 5 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2022; Spring FY23 Proposal Due: 5pm, March 15, 2022

Open: Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative Research Funding | Due: Rolling 

Open: 2019 COBRE Opioids and Overdose| RPP Due: Rolling

Open: SURDNA Fellowship (for Brown faculty and physicians at Brown Teaching Hospitals only) | Due: Rolling



Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) 

Cancer Center

Carney Institute for Brain Science

Center for Aids Research (CFAR) 

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Cogut Institute for the Humanities

*Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19* Emeriti Research Fund (Contact [email protected])

*Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19* Faculty Development Funds

Faculty Travel Fund

Global Health Initiative

Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute 

Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Office of Global Engagement

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI)

Swearer Center Engaged Faculty Awards

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards 

Watson Institute


If your research proposal includes international travel, please review the helpful information on the International Travel Risk Management website.