Spotlight News

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...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Four faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students
Four Princeton University faculty members chosen as recipients of the 2020 Graduate Mentoring Awards will be honored during the Graduate School’s virtual Hooding ceremony at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Go ahead, ask a chemistry grad
Princeton graduate students created Chem-STEM, a virtual, half-hour Q&A session that presents their academic lives in broad brush strokes for high school students with little idea of what graduate students do all day.