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Undergraduate Research Funding

Brown sponsors a number of fellowship and grant programs that support undergraduate research during the summer or the academic year. Many of our awards are specifically designed to facilitate faculty-student research collaborations, including SPRINT Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (SPRINT|UTRAs), Research at Brown (RAB) Grants and the Royce Fellowships.

Learn about a range of programs that support student research at Brown. Students are also encouraged to consult with faculty, academic deans, and administrative staff to learn about the many options available.

The Brown Venture Launch Fund (BVLF) helps student entrepreneurs develop innovative ideas into new ventures through three levels of progressively increasing funding using a gated award system.
The Edward Guiliano '72 Global Fellowship seeks to provide undergraduate students with transformative opportunities to broaden their perspectives and interact with the world through artistic, academic and cultural experiences outside their current communities.
The John Hay Library Undergraduate Fellowship Program supports original research using the special collections at the John Hay Library. Over eight weeks each summer, a cohort of students build research skills using primary sources to develop an original project.
Each spring, four to six Brown sophomores are selected as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Starting in the summer after their sophomore year, students receive two years of financial support to conduct research and participate in other activities as part of a community of scholars.
The Presidential Scholars Program attracts high-achieving and creative students to Brown. The program provides a foundation for the scholars to expand their intellectual curiosity through research innovation, academic mentorship, leadership development, community engagement, social experiences and university resources.
Research at Brown (RAB) grants support student-initiated research projects and travel to present their research at conferences. Students may submit proposals for up to $500 of funding at any time. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Every spring, up to twenty Brown undergraduates receive a Royce Fellowship of up to $4,000 to pursue research, curricular development, or public service projects.
Each spring the Saxena Center offers Brown undergraduates summer funding to facilitate research for a senior thesis or to provide internship experience with an academic or civil society organization.
The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) funds summer internships for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in the biomedical and physical sciences, engineering, social sciences or humanities.
SPRINT Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (SPRINT|UTRAs) support Brown students collaborating with Brown faculty on research and teaching projects during the summer or the academic year. Named for the dean who launched the program in the 1980s, SPRINT|UTRAs provide students with valuable academic experience that prepares them for graduate study and that contributes directly to course development at Brown.