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Fulbright PhD Award at Brown University

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Providence - United States
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: $24,400
£18,872.91 converted salary* per year plus additional summer support
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 3rd September 2018
Closes: 6th November 2018

Call for Applications

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Fulbright PhD Award at Brown University

One award will be offered to a qualified British graduate student to pursue a PhD at Brown University in any academic discipline. This Award covers up to five years of PhD study.

About Brown 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. 

The Fulbright PhD Award at Brown University offers the following benefits:

  • $24,400 per year plus additional summer support
  • Full tuition waiver
  • Health services fee waiver
  • Health insurance subsidy
  • Sickness and accident benefit coverage
  • J-1 visa sponsorship and pre-departure support & orientation
  • Support in the USA from the Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Access to a global alumni network of collaborative engagement and cultural diplomacy, with over 300,000 academically and professionally accomplished members

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK citizen and hold or expect to obtain a minimum 2:1* honours undergraduate degree or the equivalent prior to their anticipated enrolment with a US university. Those who hold US citizenship may not apply for a UK Postgraduate Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

*We may accept applications from individuals with a 2:2 overall result in some exceptional cases. Please see our website for more information.

Closing Date: 5pm, Tuesday 6 November 2018 for complete applications

For full information and to apply please click the Apply button below.

Other PhD funding from Fulbright: The US-UK Fulbright Commission also funds PhD programmes in the US at the University of South Florida and under the All-Disciplines Award category. This category is open to applications from all subject areas. More information can be found at

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