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Research Opportunities

Brown supports numerous opportunities for student to undertake collaborative and original research, for example through programs such as the Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) and Royce Fellowships. UTRA funding has supported undergraduate fieldwork in Portugal, for example, work sponsored by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. For general information on Undergraduate Research at Brown, consult the website of the Dean of the College.

Independent study projects are also possible, either working with members of the Joukowsky Institute or with other Brown faculty and resources. In recent years, undergraduates have also volunteered in the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Students interested in gaining this kind of original research experience should begin to explore their options, and to talk to faculty, as soon as possible. Students can enroll in ARCH 1970 (Individual Study Project) to facilitate this work.

Undertaking an independent study project, doing summer fieldwork, or participating in the UTRA program may result in a “capstone experience”, which can potentially replace certain requirements of the concentration; contact the Concentration Advisor for additional information.