Division of Biology and Medicine
BioMed Faculty Administration

Work/Life Benefits

Learn more about perks and benefits for clinical faculty at Brown.

Brown ID Card

Your Brown ID card provides discounts on a host of services including riding the RIPTA bus, access to the Brown University libraries, and Brown Bookstore discounts. Visit the Brown Card Services website to learn more.

Brown Card Services

Brown Email/Account Services

Available to faculty affiliated with Brown. This provides you with an @brown.edu email address.  Use your Brown ID number to establish an account and activate your email.  You may obtain your Brown ID number by either calling the Brown Card Office (401-863-2273) or by emailing BMFA@brown.edu. Visit http://activate.brown.edu to activate your accountTo learn more, visit https://it.brown.edu/services/type/google-email-gmail.

Athletic Facilities

Your Brown ID card entitles you to membership at a reduced rate. To learn more, visit The Brown Recreation website.

Brown Recreation

Library Electronic Resources

Access books, journals, and other resources across Brown's library system.  You can use your Brown user ID to access electronic servicesYour Brown ID card provides access to Brown’s libraries where you can peruse the periodicals and check out books.

Download Software

Free Software: A variety of free software is available for download. Visit the Software Catalog. Please note that not all software is available to all faculty/affiliates. Use your Brown user ID to access these discounts. 

Discounted Software: Discounted Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud are available to faculty and affiliates in Clinical Departments for download. You must have an active Brown email address.

Access to Events (theater, sports, concerts, lectures)

Brown University hosts three theaters, the Bell Gallery, sporting events, concerts across all genres, and lectures and presentations given by prominent leaders including scientists, heads of state, writers, and artists. Events are listed on the Brown website.

Events at Brown

Working Advantage

Working Advantage provides members of the Brown community with discounts to movie theaters, theme parks, hotels, ski resorts, Broadway theatre, sporting events, gift certificates, online shopping, and more! Visit the Working Advantage websitePlease note, you will need Brown's Company ID: 22992.

Bear Bargains

Need groceries?  A haircut? Sports equipment?  Show your Brown ID card at select merchants to get discounts. Visit Brown's Human Resources website for a list of merchant participants.

Bear Bargains

Brown University Shuttle

The Brown Shuttle is a scheduled fixed-route service that provides transportation between Brown/RISD and the hospitals via downtown and the Jewelry District. The service is available to all faculty with a Brown ID. ID must be shown before boarding the van.

Shuttle schedules

Faculty Club Membership

Membership in the Faculty Club is open to all Clinical Department Faculty. Additionally, members of the Brown Faculty Club are entitled to reciprocal privileges at over 100 of the finest campus-based clubs in North America, England, Australia, and Israel through the Club's affiliation with the Association of Faculty Clubs International. To learn more, visit Brown's Faculty Club website.

Faculty Club


With your Brown ID card, you can ride any RIPTA bus or trolley anytime, anywhere in the state at no charge. You must swipe your Brown ID Card upon boarding the bus or trolley. Visit Brown's transportation site to learn more.

RISD Museum

Brown ID cardholders receive free admission to the RISD Museum.

RISD Museum

Tuition Aid Program (TAP)

The Tuition Aid Program (TAP) is a benefit offered to all Academic Faculty within Clinical Departments associated with The Warren Alpert Medical School. Brown University provides $1,000 per academic year per student towards tuition for dependents of full-time academic faculty members. Dependents must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited institution and under the age of 24. Please note that this benefit is not for primary or secondary private school tuition. 

BioMed Tuition Aid Program


Zipcar is an inexpensive, online reservation service that allows you to rent a car for an hour or two or for an entire day. Vehicles are located on the Brown University campus. Rates vary depending on the type of vehicle reserved. Visit the Brown Transportation office to learn more.

Brown Transportation


College Hill Campus Parking: Clinical Department faculty who have responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, who serve on University committees, or who have leadership roles that require them to park on the College Hill campus can request parking privileges at a designated centrally located lot. To request College Hill campus parking, please send the Facilities department an email.

Warren Alpert Medical School Faculty Parking: Clinical Department faculty who teach, advise students, or fulfill leadership roles at The Warren Alpert Medical School can obtain parking privileges at the medical school. Visit the medical school's website for parking guidance.

Maps and Directions

Faculty Development

Faculty Development Workshops on topics such as grant writing, professional development, and faculty promotion are hosted throughout the year by BioMed Faculty Administration and The Office of Women in Medicine and ScienceThe Program in Educational Faculty Development provides faculty with courses offered by faculty educators who share their expertise and provide a central infrastructure for faculty development across the Division and the clinical departments. Many of these sessions and workshops are eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits.

Faculty Orientation & Recognition Events

The Office of BioMed Faculty Administration hosts annual welcome events and orientations for new faculty and collaborates with other offices to host recognition and awards events.


Emerita/Emeritus faculty may continue to use their Brown IDs to access their Brown email accounts, Brown libraries, and databases. Their ID enables them to use city buses and shuttles at no charge and access to Brown Athletic Facilities at a reduced rate. Emeritus faculty also receive free membership to the Brown University Faculty Club.