Office of International Programs Summer Grants for Brown Students

The Office of International Programs is pleased to offer OIP Summer Grants for Brown summer study abroad programs. This year, there are five programs eligible for this grant, including “Archaeology and History in Ancient Rome” and programs in Comillas, Hong Kong/Providence, St. Petersburg, and Greece/Turkey.  More information on summer programs can be found at

Eligibility requirements for grants include:

  • Current continuing undergraduate Brown student receiving University Scholarship
  • Financial Aid application on file
  • Good academic standing
  • Applying to an eligible Brown sponsored summer study away program

Awarding OIP Summer Grants

OIP Summer Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis by program. Eligibility for the OIP Summer Grant is based on the financial aid award from the current academic year. OIP has established a fund, allocated across summer programs, to help make these programs accessible to students on financial aid. Once the funds have been exhausted, additional students will be put on an OIP Summer Grant waitlist.

When you submit your application for the summer study away program to OIP, you will automatically be considered for the OIP Summer Grant based on your current level of financial need.

Brown University UTRA Summer Application Deadline: February 8, 2012, 5pm

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) provide faculty and students with opportunities to work closely on a research or course development project during the summer or academic year.

The summer UTRA Online Application is now available. To start an application, faculty and students must each log-in at to complete a series of faculty- and student-specific questions, respectively.

Each portion may be submitted INDEPENDENTLY (faculty need not wait for student submission to get started). Be sure to complete ALL REQUIRED QUESTIONS in order for the SUBMIT button to become available. Both portions must be submitted by the deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed.

For more information, visit the Online Application Guide at or contact [email protected].

Call for Applications: Getty Summer Research Academy: Encounters in World Art History

Call for applications – Summer Research Academy – Getty Research Institute    

Los Angeles, California
August 9-September 7, 2012  

Hosted by  
The Getty Research Institute  

Organized by
The International Consortium on Art History and the Chaire de Recherche du Canada en histoire de l’art de l’Université de Montréal    

Call for Applications
From Art History Doctoral Students
Studying in Africa, Asia, and Latin America    

Art history is rapidly being reconceptualized to meet new social, political, and aesthetic demands. Essential contributions to this efflorescence will come from junior scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, whose research questions, methods, and objects of study may be informed by the intellectual, linguistic, and political context of their practice. This first Summer Research Academy seeks 8 doctoral students from those regions to research and dialogue with 8 junior and 8 senior scholars from the International Consortium on Art History.  

The theme for the 2012 Summer Research Academy is Encounters. We seek submissions that address artistic and art historical encounters, such as the staging of encounters, the work of art as a product of encounters, and the reception of artworks resulting from encounters. The topic will be explored using library resources and special collections at the Getty Research Institute, as well as collections at the Getty Museum.  

For more information about the Summer Research Academy and the application process, please visit:

CFP: Religion in Pieces – Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions – Deadline 1/28/12

“Religion in Pieces”
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University, Providence, RI
April 27-29th, 2012

The quest to determine the contours and contents of ancient religion has always been a largely constructivist endeavor, subject to the exigencies of preservation. How do we, in our respective fields, approach the problem of fragmentary evidence? How do we construct such elusive categories as “belief” or “ritual” or “praxis” from an insufficient, scattered, or occasionally inscrutable base of primary source materials?

The Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions seeks papers for a conference to be held at Brown University, April 27-29th 2012, on the topic, “Religion in Pieces.” In keeping with the society’s broad interests in religions of the Mediterranean basin over the great chronological expanse from prehistory to late antiquity, we seek contributions from scholars in the fields of Classics, Ancient History, Religious Studies, Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies, Egyptology, and Art History. We are particularly interested in papers that present case studies in reconstructing religious practice from fragmentary evidence, or which problematize or lay out the methodological challenges inherent in constructing religion from a paucity of sources. Relevant subfields include (but are not limited to) papyrology, codicology, archaeology, and textual studies of fragmentary or poorly attested sources; especially welcome are transdisciplinary papers which synthesize a variety of textual, archaeological, and art historical and/or material culture sources.

We invite abstracts from 250-500 words, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, to [email protected]. Deadline for submission is midnight of January 28th, 2012. Participants will be contacted with an invitation to participate by the beginning of March, 2012.