Division of Biology and Medicine
Biology Undergraduate Education

Research Funding

Brown sponsors a number of fellowship and grant programs that support undergraduate research during the summer or the academic year.

University Funding Programs

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 $400 of funding at any time. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
SPRINT LINK funds students in unpaid or low-paying summer internships. Internships with clinical faculty are eligible, provided the project is unaffiliated with Brown. Projects must be conducted at a non-Brown facility, should not be initiated by Brown, and the student may only know the supervisor in the capacity that they fill a role at the lab (meaning they did not have them as a professor or advisor).
The Royce Fellowship Program supports Brown undergraduates as they carry out independent projects of their own design in locations across the U.S. and around the world. Along with funding, the program confers lifetime membership in the Society of Royce Fellows - a community of student scholars, faculty fellows, and alumni that offers a forum for reflection, inquiry, and intellectual engagement within the university.
BrownConnect serves first-year students, sophomores, and juniors who are seeking high-quality internships and research opportunities. BrownConnect provides “one-stop shopping” for internship and research opportunities in a wide range of fields and geographical locations, as well as financial support to students in low-paid or unpaid internships.

International Students

Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS)

A link to the Curricular Practical Training Application Approval Letter for Biology Concentrators may be found below. For more information, please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) at oisss@brown.edu.

Curricular Practical Training Application