In 2013, Dr. Clara M. Lovett created the Dr. Benjamin F. Brown IV Fund for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Scholarship (the Brown Fund) to honor her late husband. Dr. Brown grew up in Waco, and he graduated from Baylor University in 1950 with a B.A. in History and English. He later earned a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Harvard University. An authority on the history of modern Italy, he taught at Sonoma State University and at the University of Kansas. Later, he joined the Directorate of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, first as scholar-in-residence and then as senior political analyst.
Preference shall be given to faculty applicants engaged in interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum development and/or research project on issues of global significance. Consistent with Baylor University's profile and tradition, topics may include, but are not limited to:
Any current, full-time faculty member who has completed three or more years of full-time service at Baylor University is eligible to apply for a Brown Fund award. Visiting faculty, adjunct faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates are not eligible to apply.
The $25,000 Brown Fund will support one to three awards.