Academic exploration is one of the hallmarks of a Brown education. With the BrownConnect Fund, we're ensuring that this freedom to explore extends far beyond the classroom. BrownConnect provides undergraduates with summer internship and research opportunities, as well as financial support, to pursue their academic and professional goals while solving real-world problems.

Give to BrownConnect

Support academic exploration beyond the classroom.


The BrownConnect Fund supports:

  • Creating more high-quality internships and research opportunities in a wide range of fields across the globe, including Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs).
  • Providing financial support for students who might otherwise not be able to accept a summer internship or research position due to financial barriers with Linking Internships and Knowledge (LINK) Awards and Summer Earnings Waivers (SEWs).
  • Linking students with the extraordinary worldwide network of Brown alumni, parents, and friends.

Impact funds are part of the Brown Annual Fund family. These giving options strengthen a specific University priority. Gifts made to an impact fund will be used where it's most needed within the fund's focus area, allowing the University to be strategic and effective with every dollar.

BrownConnect Leader Challenge

through June 30, 2022

The first $20,000 of each new or renewed BrownConnect Named Internship commitment made by June 30, 2022 will be matched up to a total of $200,000. This generous challenge match is sponsored by Anthony M. Miller ’79, P’22, and Cecilia Miller P’22; Andrea Terzi Baum ’83, P’15, P’18, P’21 and David M. Baum P’15, P’18, P’21; and Genine Macks Fidler ’77, P'’4, P’12 and Josh E. Fidler ’77, P’04, P’12.

85 %

of students participate in summer experiential learning during their time at Brown


students and alumni connecting through BrownConnect

$ 3.2M

funds awarded to students during the 2018-19 academic year

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As part of the family of funds for annual giving with the Brown Annual Fund, gifts made to the BrownConnect Fund and any other impact fund are included in Annual Fund totals and the Reunion Class Gift to the Annual Fund.