Brown Arts

Rolling Grants

To continue to support faculty and student projects and programs throughout the semester, the BAI offers a number of small grant opportunities available on a rolling basis.

The Rolling Grants cycle is closed for Spring 2024. Please check back in August for information about dates for next year.



Any undergraduate or graduate student* in good academic standing may apply for BAI student funding, as well as student groups recognized by the Student Activities Office. Students/student groups who have received past funding for a project may not apply for additional funding for the same project. However, that same student/group may apply for funding for a different project.

*Due to visa regulations, at this time, we cannot offer grants to any fully-stipended international graduate student. The student's responsibility is to ensure they are eligible to receive grant funding. If Brown cannot process a grant award based on visa status, BAI will rescind the award.

In order to receive award funds, grant recipients must have a valid I-9 on file. If you are an international student, you must also be registered in the FNIS system.



Applications are considered from any permanent faculty member (tenure-track, tenured, or lecturer) of Brown University whose assigned responsibilities include promoting ideas through the arts. Brown adjunct professors, post-doctoral fellows and MFA or PhD students with teaching responsibilities are also eligible to apply, however, you must be teaching at Brown for the semester in which you apply and the semester in which your event is taking place. 

Amount and Duration of Award

Award amounts vary and are awarded for proposals that take place during the current or next semester. Retroactive awards for projects completed prior to the application deadline will not be granted.

Criteria for Selection

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a Grants Committee. Awards will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Intention for the project’s community reach and/or deepening cross-disciplinary practice 
  • Integration with BAI philosophy and priorities
  • A feasible time frame for completion within the semester
  • Providing a descriptive and reasonable budget

Procedure for Submitting Proposals & Application Deadlines

Proposals are submitted electronically via this form. Any applicant proposing a project which could have implications for their home department (e.g. bringing in a visiting artist) must discuss plans with the department manager before submitting an application. If this is an aspect of your proposal, please allow adequate time for this initial step.

The Rolling Grants cycle is closed for Spring 2024. Please check back in August for information about dates for next year.

Applications will be reviewed on a monthly rolling basis and applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of each month. Funding for accepted proposals will be awarded via UFunds for student applicants or via Journal Entry for faculty projects.