Faculty Grants

CSREA Faculty Grants

CSREA Faculty Grants are designed to support the synergistic development of intellectual community and research on campus by funding and staffing campus based events or supporting research focused working groups. We invite Brown University faculty and researchers to submit proposals that focus on issues of race, ethnicity and/or indigeneity in the United States. Projects with U.S. related transnational dimensions are also invited. CSREA program grants will be supported by our space and staff based on scheduling and other considerations. See grants awarded in 2013-2014 here to get a sense of what developed out of our first year of research grant-making. 


Funds may be used to support speakers, lecture series, films, events and symposia, as well as fund a clearly delineated working group for meetings, materials (books, etc.) visitors and presentations. Funds may not be used to support research trips, stipends or salaries. 

Maximum Award: $3,500


We accept proposals from all Brown faculty and postdoctoral fellows from departments and programs across the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. Collaborative proposals are encouraged (e.g., faculty within and across departments or even across local/regional institutions, and Brown faculty/student collaborations).

Application Process

Applicants must complete the application form, using the spaces allotted to describe the project as requested. In addition to this form, applicants should attach a projected budget and timeline and indicate whether or not the project is being funded by other sources. 

Proposals will be evaluated by the CSREA Governing Board. Other relevant faculty may be consulted at the discretion of the Board. Accepted proposals will be based on proposal quality, viability and potential contribution to the study of race and ethnicity in the U.S. on the campus.

Grantees will be asked to provide a brief summary of their activities within one month of the end of their project.


Please send the completed proposal form to csrea@brown.edu on or before Monday, April 6, 2015 for Fall 2015 programs.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!