Do my mentors have to be from Brown University?

No.  You can choose your mentors from other institutions; however, they will need to be approved by us.  If you choose a mentor in an IDeA state, we will create a subaward to pay them.  If you choose a mentor from a non-IDeA state, we need to pay them using a Professional Service Agreement that will reimburse them for 0.5 months of their salary and fringe benefit rate up to the NIH Salary cap amounts; we cannot pay indirect costs on the Professional Service Agreements.