Dissertation Research Funding
The Center for African American Studies will offer dissertation research grants for currently enrolled Princeton University graduate students of up to $1,500. These funds may be used to support research in the area of race broadly defined and relevant to African American Studies. In order to apply, please e-mail the dissertation research funding application, a 1-2 page project description, a letter of support from your dissertation advisor and a budget to April Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org). Research funds may be used to fund travel for research, to present at a conference, and/or to purchase books and supplies.
Senior Thesis Research Funding
The Center for African American Studies (CAAS) offers senior thesis research grants of up to $750 to certificate students in CAAS. Research funds may be used to support travel and/or the purchase of books, supplies and materials needed to complete the senior thesis. In order to apply for funding for the 2015 - 2016 academic year, certificate students will need to apply through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) [the link is http://www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/]. You will need to upload a one-page research proposal, a detailed budget outlining the proposed usage of the funds and a letter of support written by your thesis advisor. The application period ends November 6, 2015.
Students who are awarded funding for travel must do the following before funds will be released:
- Register their travel on the travel database prior to receiving funding
- Contact UHS/Travel Medicine and make an appointment well in advance of departure if traveling to a country which requires immunizations
- Review thoroughly the information on the travel website for undergraduate students
- The University does not sponsor undergraduate travel to countries on the US State Department travel warning list. Students who have a compelling academic reason for traveling to a country on the State Department travel warning list may request consideration through the travel exemption process.
Ruth J. Simmons Thesis Prize
We are happy to announce the competition for the 2015 Ruth J. Simmons Thesis Prize. This $1,000 prize is awarded to the Center for African American Studies certificate recipient whose thesis best exhibits excellence in research and writing within the field of African American Studies.
If you wish to have your thesis considered for the prize, please submit the following to April Peters at email@example.com:
- Email a scanned copy of your thesis by May 8, 2015.
- Request your department also email copies of the readers’ reports by May 15, 2015.
- Ask your advisor to email a written letter of support by May 15, 2015.
The prize will be awarded on Class Day, June 1, 2015.
To request funding support from the Center for African American Studies, please download and submit the Request for Funding application to Dionne Worthy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Programming Committee. Please request funds at least 60 days before funding is needed.