Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

PPE Center Grants for Student Programs

We invite Brown University student groups to submit funding proposals for programs relevant to the mission of the PPE Center.

Possible proposals may include but are not limited to:

  • Funding for a visiting speaker or speakers to deliver a lecture or panel discussion on campus (such speaker budgets typically include travel, lodging, and honorarium)
  • Funding for student research materials, travel, or registration expenses for relevant conferences
  • Publication costs student publications

Student groups interested in requesting funds should submit the following in their application packets for grant requests:

  • a brief description of the planned event or budgeted program
  • an estimated budget
  • a detailed cover letter which provides explanation as to how the program and or student group fits within the mission statement of the PPE Center and addresses a commitment to intellectual and ideological diversity. Tangible examples from the group's events, publications, and programs from past semesters should be included when relevant.

Proposals will be reviewed for approval by the PPE Center programming board and require at least two weeks for consideration, thus interested students and or student groups must plan accordingly.

To submit a proposal please email

If representative members of a student group have remaining questions or need advisory council regarding their grant proposal they should contact the PPE Center to schedule an advisory meeting.