Brown University (PhD)

The Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award at Brown University enables a British student to pursue a PhD in any discipline available at the university.

Brown University, founded in 1764, is a member of the Ivy League and recognised for the quality of its teaching, research, and unique curriculum.

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the USA.

Brown University's Graduate School offers 51 doctoral programmes, including those of the School of Engineering and the School of Public Health.

Brown is renowned for its distinctive student body — independent and self-directed — and for the educational culture that fosters these qualities.

Its small size compared to most other leading research universities provides a human scale that allows members of the university community to interact on a meaningful personal level and to develop relationships that enhance the teaching and research work of the university.

Brown is committed to excellence in research as well as in teaching. All regular faculty members actively pursue their own research and intellectual interests, teach in both graduate and undergraduate programs and are active in the direction of theses and dissertations. 

Application requirements

Please note that the deadline for submitting an application for this award is 5pm on Monday 4th April 2022. You must provide a letter of admission to a PhD programme at Brown University. 

Grant amount

This Award covers up to five years of PhD study.

  • Full tuition: Tuition will be covered within the five-year guarantee. For 2022-23 tuition is $60,944. 
  • Stipend: A stipend that will award no less than $27,605 for each academic year. Summers are funded on top of this amount. 
  • Transitional funding: A transitional stipend in the amount of $1,200 to be dispersed in the first weeks of your first semester.
  • Health insurance: Brown University will cover the cost of the full premium of your student health insurance plan.
  • Dental insurance: Brown University will cover the cost of the full premium of your student dental insurance plan.
  • Domestic Travel Grant: An additional one-off travel grant of $500 will be offered. 

For more information about making an application, visit our How to Apply page.