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 From presenting at conferences to organizing initiatives that build bridges with the greater world, professional development is central to Princeton’s graduate school experience. For Individuals: Professional Development Travel Funds The Graduate School maintains a special fund to support individual graduate students planning to participate in a professional development activity not directly related to their program of study or scholarly work (and therefore ineligible for the Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel). Fundable activities include travel to participate in professional development conferences, workshops, panels, and networking events. Recent examples include funding for a humanities student to attend a coding workshop; support for a student who assisted with organizing a conference; and support for a student to attend a science communications workshop. The maximum grant is $500. Apply: SAFE (applications are reviewed quarterly) For Groups: Funding for Professional Development Initiatives This fund supports groups of students pursuing professional development through their own initiatives. This encourages focused enrichment experiences that prepare students for a range of careers. Funds may 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. Successful proposals have included industry networking events, alumni panels on nonacademic careers, and group workshops on transferable skill development. 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. 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.