Schools, Centers, & Focus Areas

The Brown community can have a transformational impact by supporting key areas and priorities of the University.

Support what matters most to you through your philanthropy to Brown.

Across disciplines, departments, schools, and centers, your support has the power to propel education and research in every corner of College Hill. Whether you give to one area of support or many, your gift is empowering Brown students and faculty to make an impact on the world.

Areas of Support

When the best and brightest students decide where to enroll, we want them to choose Brown.
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Brown is building its capacity to lead in areas of great consequence to society through world-class teaching, research and innovation.
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Being diagnosed with a chronic or long-term disease can be devastating, so Brown is committed to building outstanding research teams focused on improving people’s lives.
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Schools

Brown’s medical faculty, staff, and students are invested in discovery, service to society, and the health of individuals and communities.
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Going beyond preventing disease to reshaping health care and safeguarding vulnerable populations, the school is improving human health on a large scale.
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Brown’s engineers are both deeply trained problem solvers and broadly trained problem seekers who grapple with complex issues that affect our daily lives.
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Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

Summer internship and research opportunities; financial support: undergraduates explore varied career paths and solve real-world problems.
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The brain is the body’s most complex organ. Unlocking its mysteries, therefore, necessitates a multi-layered, collaborative approach like that of the Carney Institute.
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Founded in 2012, the CSSJ has built a global reputation for bringing together scholars, artists, and creative practitioners to examine the contemporary impact of the history of racial slavery.
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Humanists, artists, social scientists, and physical and life scientists come together to deepen their approach to problems of global significance.
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For more than 40 years, Brown has advanced computer science through groundbreaking scholarship, inspired teaching, and strong industry partnerships.
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Brown’s Data Science Initiative forges collaborations, catalyzes new areas of research, and provides new opportunities for students.
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Brown is transforming the undergraduate experience by weaving experiential learning, community engagement opportunities, and professional mentoring into its curriculum.
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Assuring a sustainable, just and equitable future for our planet and its people is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) answers this critical call.
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Since its inception more than a century ago, the library has focused its resources on inspiring scholarship, stimulating innovative and creative engagement with its collection, and connecting global communities to the history and culture of the early Americas.
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Brown’s vision for the Library—already a vibrant, in-demand center for teaching, research and learning—is to create an unrivaled center for top-level scholarship in the 21st century and beyond.
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Through its interdisciplinary research, the Pembroke Center is fostering critical scholarship on gender, race, and power—and strengthening our understanding of the human experience.
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How to give

From annual gifts that help the University meet immediate needs to planned gifts that establish a legacy, there are many ways you can support Brown.

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