Graduate School


Research at Brown reflects the innovative and interdisciplinary character of the University. Our researchers are making front-page news, redefining fields and turning Brown research into solutions for real-world problems.

Open Graduate Education

Professor and student examining petri dishes
With research, we 'add to a story, building it piece by piece,' says Jessica Chery, pictured with Marcela Soruco, left, and Assistant Professor Erica Larschan, right. 'We do a lot of thinking and rethinking, hoping the hypothesis will guide us.'

Students who conduct research at Brown find an open and encouraging environment that welcomes creative and entrepreneurial thinking. The Open Graduate Education program provides a way to formalize interdisciplinary research interests of the select doctoral candidates, as they pursue a secondary master's degree.  

Learn about the Open Graduate Education program

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Travel Support

The Graduate School provides research travel support through several research grants, such as the Joukowsky Summer Research Awards and the Research Mobility Fellowships.

The Doctoral Research Travel Grant provides funding for doctoral students traveling to conduct scholarly research, either within the US or internationally.
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The Joukowsky Summer Research Award provides additional funding for scholarly activities outside of Brown during the summer months.
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The Research Mobility Fellowship program supports doctoral students who seek to conduct pre-dissertation or dissertation research during one academic year semester.
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Rules on Ethics Training

In response to the National Science Foundation (NSF) requirement for the responsible conduct of research, the University requires training for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Learn about Responsible Conduct of Research

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