July 2, 2015

Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Brown-MBL Rosenthal Link Awards

The Charles and Phyllis Rosenthal Brown-MBL LINK Awards support summer undergraduate internships in the labs or at field sites of research scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory within the Brown-MBL Partnership. Partnership collaborative research projects represent a wide range of fields from ecology to microbiology to pathobiology. Students must first contact MBL faculty members who are active in the Brown-MBL Partnership Program to explore potential internship opportunities. Internships must take place at MBL in Woods Hole, MA or MBL field sites. For more information on past MBL internships visit the MBL Summer Internship webpage. See the following document for two MBL labs seeking interns for the summer 2015:  MBL Internships 2015

Students must be active, registered Brown undergraduate students who are returning to Brown in September to apply.  Students may not receive more than one Brown LINK award during their years at Brown.

General Eligibility Criteria for Brown LINK Awards:

  • You are an active Brown undergraduate rising senior or junior.
  • You are in good standing with the University.
  • You have applied for or secured an unpaid summer internship or one that pays $1,000 or less.
  • You are returning to study at Brown in the fall term following the proposed internships (Students studying abroad Fall 2015 are eligible to apply, but must maintain an active, registered status at Brown).
  • You have not already received a LINK award or participated in iProv or CCG in NYC.
  • You have not received other funding for the proposed internship (except payment of $1000 or less).

To Apply:

The deadline for 2015 Brown-MBL LINK awards is Friday March 6, 2015 by 12pm. Students should visit the Brown LINK Awards website, scroll down to Brown-Marine Biological Laboratory Partnership Award and follow the instructions on how to apply through the UFUNDS website. Each application much include a Personal Statement as well as the Supervisor Statement Form_2015.


If you have questions on the Brown LINK application forms and process please contact: Sarah Brown, Internships Manager, Center for Careers and Life After Brown, by email at sarah_brown1@brown.edu or by phone at (401) 863-6239.

If you have questions about MBL and how to contact an MBL faculty mentor about specific research projects please contact Alison Maksym at amaksym at mbl.edu.

Voss Environmental Fellowships

The Voss Environmental Fellows Program at Brown University, generously supported by the Henry David Thoreau Foundation and Peter and Pamela Voss, provides fellowship funding for independent scientific research that introduces undergraduates to opportunities in environmental scholarship, policy, and practice. Student-faculty-practitioner teams develop research projects together to meet shared goals and scientific objectives to inform and improve current and future environmental policy and management decisions. Applications are generally accepted in late winter for summer research fellowships.

For more details, exact application dates and procedures, visit the Voss Environmental Fellows page.

UTRA — Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards

Karen T. Romer UTRAs are awarded to Brown students to allow them to  engage in research or course development with a faculty mentor during the summer or academic year.  Applications for summer are usually due by February 10th. For more information and application material, visit the UTRA Student Awards page.

Other Brown Fellowship Opportunities

For information on all the fellowship opportunities at Brown University through the Dean of the College visit the Fellowships at Brown webpage.