Spotlight News

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Fellowship awards recognize the achievement of 26 graduate students
The Graduate School is pleased to honor the 26 graduate students selected as recipients of the 2020-2021 honorific fellowships. Each spring, the dean of the Graduate School and the academic affairs deans, in consultation with the Fellowship Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate...
Monday, December 7, 2020
In pandemic, Princeton graduate students and faculty raced to create innovative protections for hospital staff
In labs across campus, faculty, graduate students and research staff have been working to address urgent medical needs in the community and beyond.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Graduate School expands sixth-year funding program to support Ph.D. students during the pandemic
Princeton University’s Graduate School expands its Dean’s Completion Fellowship/PGRA Program, a sixth-year funding program that provides financial resources and work opportunities for students pursuing doctoral degrees in the humanities and social sciences.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Chemistry Ph.D. student Brooke Johnson shares her journey to Princeton
Brooke Johnson, a chemistry graduate student, answers questions about her journey as a first-generation college student to earning her Ph.D. at Princeton. 
Friday, August 28, 2020
Graduate Scholars Program aims to improve graduate experience for students from underrepresented backgrounds
The Graduate Scholars Program at Princeton University's Graduate School provides academic and social support for students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Princeton’s new pre-doctoral fellowship aims to help diversify academic pipeline
The Graduate School has launched a new pre-doctoral fellowship, which will fund students to study at Princeton for a year before they enroll as first-year Ph.D. students. The fellowship is among University efforts to increase diversity on campus and within academia.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Graduate student Q&A: Alicia Magann
Quantum chemist Alicia Magann is a compelling example of how interdisciplinary research works at Princeton. A rising fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, her research nevertheless falls under the advisement of Herschel Rabitz, the Charles Phelps...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Jesús Estrada: Chem Ph.D., Merck scientist, Dreamer
The DACA program has helped thousands of undocumented students finish their educations in the United States. Princeton University 2019 graduate alum Jesús Estrada, a driven young chemist, found in DACA the opportunity to complete his doctorate and realize his ambitions.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
For Ph.D. students, virtual defenses brought together friends and family across the globe
May is a busy month for many Princeton graduate students as they defend their dissertations or hold final public orals as last steps in years of work toward a Ph.D. As doctoral candidates were preparing for this rite of passage this spring, they suddenly had to make plans to conduct their defenses...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Virtual Graduate Hooding Ceremony
Princeton University held the virtual Graduate Hooding ceremony to honor the extraordinary achievement of all students receiving advanced degrees on Friday, May 29, 2020, 4 p.m. ET. Click this link to watch the...

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