2020-2021 Application Deadline

AWARDS Announced 

Research Seed Awards 

LOI (required): September 21, 2020 (5 p.m.) 
Full: October 13, 2020(5 p.m.)
On or about January 15, 2021
Salomon Faculty Research Awards
November 10, 2020 (5 p.m.) On or about February 12, 2021
Humanities Research Funds November 13, 2020 (5 p.m.)
On or about December 18, 2020
Research Achievement Awards January 19, 2021 (5 p.m.) On or about March 22, 2021 
Cost-Sharing Funds Rolling varies
Grant Resubmission Award Program under review.
If interested, please e-mail [email protected]
within 30 days (tentative)
COVID-19 Research Seed Fund Applications closed as of 4/21/20 varies

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. New: Category 3 - Themed Seed: Innovations for Urban Living, with budgets up to $50,000 for one year. 

Previous Seed awardees can report funded research grants that resulted from OVPR support anytime using the short form 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.

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.

Grant Resubmission Awards provide support for investigators to improve an already highly-rated proposal for re-submission. The awards will be for up to $15,000. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 8/25/2020 Update: This program is currently under review. If interested, please e-mail [email protected].

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

Cost-Sharing Funds are available to help meet sponsor requirements and to increase competitiveness on certain external funding opportunities. For questions regarding OVPR cost-sharing, or to request cost sharing funds, please email Stephanie Endy at [email protected], Associate Vice President for Research. Please include the opportunity requirements, details of your request, including the total cost sharing required, and your plan for meeting that requirement. Requests should be made well in advance of the proposal submission due date.

University cost sharing policy (revised 1-2017) 
Cost Sharing Commitment Form 

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:

Open: Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Awards| Due: June 30, 2021 (9 a.m.)

Open: Addressing Systemic Racism Fund | Due: Rolling - decisions begin September 8 - will continue until funds are expended

Open: Center for Vision Research | Due: Rolling

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

Open: Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE):Pilot Project Award Program | Due: Rolling

Open: Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE): Project Leaders RFA & Pilot Projects RFA | Due: Rolling

Open: Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE): COVID-19 Project Leaders & COVID-19 Pilot Projects 



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.