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The Global Undergraduate Awards

Brown University is affiliated with The Global Undergraduate Awards (UA); the largest academic awards program in the world. 

UA Eligibility

Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates of Brown University are eligible to submit their best coursework (including independent study papers or research papers) to UA in order to be considered for recognition as the top student in their field or concentration. Selected awardees will also be invited to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland in November.

The Global Undergraduate Awards is the only pan-discipline academic awards program in the world, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. 

This process is highly competitive, and Brown's students have been selected as global and regional winners.

Learn more on the UA website

Past Winners

Global Winner:

Alexander Avila | Social Sciences: Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Regional Winners (USA & Canada):

Benjamin Pollard | History
Leela Canuelas | Philosophy
Mariana Villar | Social Sciences: Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Highly Commended:

Nikki Wong | Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Maansi Gupta | Classical Studies & Archaeology
Jonathan Benoit | Earth & Environmental Sciences
Alexander Fasseas | Politics & International Relations
Simran Singh | Social Sciences: Sociology and Social Policy

Highly Commended:

Naomi Shammash | Literature

Highly Commended:

Janna Jiang | Economics
Isaac Leong | Medical Sciences

Highly Commended:

Tabitha Payne | Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy
Tara Srinivas | Medical Sciences
Jonah Shrock | History
Alexander Harrison | Music, Film and Theatre
Grant MacFaddin | Politics and International Relations

Highly Commended:

Eojin Choi | Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy
John Dall'Aglio | Psychology
Elodie Freymann | Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
Olivia Kelly | Classical Studies & Archaeology 
Flannery McIntyre | Classical Studies & Archaeology 
Dylan Morissey | Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
Jacob Mukand | Literature
Katarina Zivec | Politics & International Relations

Global Winners:

Noah Fields | Literature 
Tushar Bhargava | Politics & International Relations

    Highly Commended:

    Timothy Blaine-Kuklo | Psychology
    Cleveish Bogle | Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
    Vaughn Campbell | Politics & International Relations
    Abel Girma | Philosophy
    Mingjian He | Psychology
    Isaac Kim | Education
    Brais Lamela Gomez | Literature
    James Napoli | Earth & Environmental Sciences
    Deborah Pomeranz | Law
    Deborah Pomeranz | Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
    Arundhati Ponnapa | Politics & International Relations
    Emily Schwartz | Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
    May Shum | Language & Linguistics
    Ariel Shusterman | Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy
    Luiza Silva | History
    Elaine Tran | Psychology
    Nathan Vanelli | History
    Xiaoshu Zheng | Economics 

    Regional Winner:

    Alexander Blum | Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Highly Commended:

    Alexander Blum | Earth & Environmental Sciences
    Roy Chen | History
    Brittany Comunale | Psychology
    Denise Croote | Life Sciences
    Gabrielle Hick | Art History, Music, Film & Theatre
    Katherine Kardomateas | Politics & International Relations
    Madeline Rotman | Social Science: Anthropology & Cultural Studies