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Brown School at Washington University

Develop Innovative Programs

Our entrepreneurial and collaborative culture provides the optimal environment for developing applied solutions to help improve the social well-being and health of individuals and communities. Our programs are designed to improve educational opportunities for our students, contribute to the quality and impact of social and health services, and serve as models for the field.

These programs require startup resources because they are not supportable with traditional tuition or research funding.

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Our innovative programs include:

Affordable Housing & Mixed-Income Community Management Program

Provides training and educational partnerships that combine the skills of social work – such as attention to social services and community building – with the business skills of property management.

Funding opportunities include:

  • Endowed professorships to recruit and retain the nation’s top mixed-income housing faculty
  • Scholarships to recruit and retain the next generation of asset-management specialists

Evaluation Center

Strengthens community organizations’ capacity for evaluation and empowers them to use evidence to improve their organizations through consultation, training and research.

Funding opportunities include:

  • Endowment or operating support to fund the core operations of the Center
  • Pilot research funds to support faculty efforts to identify new evaluation methods and approaches

Global Development Strategy and Programs

Serves to improve the social well-being and health of people across the globe by conducting groundbreaking research, educating scholar-practitioners, building enduring partnerships, deploying emerging technologies and influencing policy.

Funding opportunities include:

  • Endowed professorships to recruit and retain faculty leaders in global health and development
  • Stipends to ensure students can participate in international field experiences

Public Health Program

Brings together knowledge and experience from diverse perspectives and disciplines across research and practice to address public health challenges in the classroom and beyond. Students in the Brown School’s MPH program take Transdisciplinary Problem Solving courses that focus on major public health issues such as health disparities, global nutrition, tobacco control and child obesity. Our faculty includes many of the nation’s leading experts in public health, who work closely with students to conduct groundbreaking research.

Funding opportunities include:

  • Endowed professorships to recruit and retain the nation’s top public health faculty
  • Pilot research funds to support faculty efforts to find innovative solutions to public health challenges

Social Entrepreneurship Specialization

Strives to solve social problems at a systemic level using innovative approaches that are sustainable, scalable and measureable. We are preparing students to initiate their own mission-based venture or to transform established organizations from within.

Funding opportunities include:

  • A Social Venture Fund to enable graduates to implement their projects
  • Endowed professorships to help recruit and retain faculty leaders in this field

Social Work Program

Provides students with the skills and experience they need to improve our world. We emphasize an evidence-based approach to practice. Brown School faculty members create vital knowledge through path-breaking research in such areas as social development and asset building, violence and injury prevention, and dissemination and implementation.

Funding opportunities include:

  • Endowed professorships to recruit and retain the nation’s top social work faculty
  • Pilot research funds to support faculty efforts to produce innovative solutions to social challenges

Urban Education Initiative

Works in partnership with schools to improve educational outcomes of K-12 students. Our efforts focus on the social and emotional well-being and health of students and their families.

Funding opportunities include:

  • An endowed professorship in urban education and social work to recruit and retain a national expert in the field
  • Endowed funds to provide ongoing support for program leadership, staffing, research and evaluation
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