Locate funds for professional development and travel, summer research, and more. A myriad of opportunities will allow you to deepen your scholarly pursuits at Princeton, from engaging career-defining experiences to connecting with global peers. To support student innovation and enrichment, targeted funding is available from the Graduate School, academic departments, and our campus partners. Complete eligibility criteria, application deadlines, timelines, and application instructions are available in the Student Activity Funding Engine, or SAFE, a one-stop resource for supplemental funding. Below are descriptions of several supplemental funding opportunities offered by the Graduate School, as well as summer funding offered by some campus partners. Note: Currently, all travel is contingent upon public health guidance as well as federal, state, and local government regulations. The Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel Scholarly engagement is a vital part of a student’s doctoral education, helping to establish key academic connections while advancing research objectives. This fund supports individual Ph.D. students between their third year of regular enrollment and first year of DCE status who have been invited to present their sole-authored scholarly research paper or work at a conference or meeting. The maximum annual grant amount is $800. Preference is given to students in the humanities and social sciences in higher years of study who are not already covered by a faculty research grant that offers similar support. Apply: SAFE (applications are reviewed quarterly) Contact: If you have questions, contact Elaine Willey. Professional Development (For Groups) Professional development is an integral part of graduate education at Princeton. This fund supports groups of graduate students interested in initiating or leading a professional development program that will benefit groups of fellow graduate students. Graduate student groups (formal graduate student organizations, or other groups) may propose ideas to the GradFUTURES professional development team for funding consideration. Successful proposals have included professional development symposia, industry networking events, conferences, seminar series, boot camps, alumni panels, or group workshops focused on transferable skill development. Funds are intended to be used for programming and events that fill a professional development need not currently met through the department, the Graduate School, or other campus resources. Preference is given to group program proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature. Group members will complete an application that should include how they will acquire leadership, project management, communication, and collaboration skills by developing and executing their proposed program. The maximum grant is typically $500. Apply: Groups interested in applying will meet with an assistant dean on the GradFUTURES professional development team to discuss their idea(s) and receive application materials. Proposals are reviewed twice per year. Contact: Please email Amanda Peacock to arrange an appointment. Events & Conferences Princeton makes funding available to support student-led initiatives that add to the texture of the University community, from scholarly events to cultural and social programs. Funding for Scholarly Interdisciplinary Symposia, Seminars, and Workshops This fund supports groups of students who wish to organize scholarly symposia, seminar series, and workshops. We encourage student-initiated events that enrich their intellectual lives via opportunities to present research across disciplinary boundaries. Students are to participate as presenters, speakers, and moderators, as well as organizers. A strong preference is given to interdisciplinary programs that enable students to engage outside of their discipline. Successful proposals have included works-in-progress colloquia, symposia that expose student work to outside academic professionals, and workshops that bring faculty and students from other campuses here to engage a focused topic. The maximum grant is typically $2,000. Apply: Groups interested in applying should work with a departmental graduate program administrator to secure a group Net ID. This is used to complete the application process through SAFE. Proposals are reviewed twice per year: Contact: For more information, email Christine Murphy. Cultural, Educational & Social Events and Programs The Office of Graduate Student Life partners with the Graduate Student Government to support students and student organizations through the GSG Events Board. Funding may also be available through academic departments, offices and sources such as the Graduate Student Government, Graduate College House Committee, and Davis International Center. Summer Activities in the Humanities and Social Sciences Supplemental funds available through our interdisciplinary programs support intensive summer work that may require extra support–including language study, dissertation fieldwork, archival research abroad, and other costly academic initiatives. Interdisciplinary Summer Support The following programs work collaboratively with one another, academic departments, and the Graduate School to support academic summer activities. Award amounts vary by program and are announced via SAFE after mid-April. Funds are typically paid in May via direct deposit, allowing for advanced, lower-cost travel reservations or tuition payment for off-campus language study. Natural sciences and engineering students are normally supported during the summer by their academic departments with fellowships and/or research assistantships and are not eligible for these programs. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Fund for Canadian Studies Program in American Studies Program in the Ancient World Program in East Asian Studies Program in Hellenic Studies Program in Judaic Studies Program in Latin American Studies Program in Near Eastern Studies Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity Apply: Applications for multiple programs (as well as departmental funding) are accepted via a single application in January or February via SAFE. Set up a single “research” activity project to create an application. Individual programs may require supplemental materials and/or have additional requirements. Any supplementary information can be included using the SAFE application. The deadline to apply for funding is February 15 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Contact: If you have questions regarding eligibility, supporting documents, or similar, please contact each program directly.