Student Internships in Canada
The Program in Canadian Studies offers a limited number of grants to Princeton undergraduates to fund non-paying summer internships in Canada with government or non-profit organizations.
All applications for funding in support of undergraduate activities, including internships (not counting paid employment), will go through the Student Activities Funding Engine, or SAFE (http://www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/).
In addition to providing the general application materials requested of those applying for Internship funding in SAFE, interested students should include the following items in their online submissions: An itemized budget of anticipated expenses, an uploaded PDF of the student's Princeton academic record from SCORE, and an uploaded PDF copy of a letter from the employer hosting the internship (the letter must confirm that the internship has been awarded, that it will take place in Canada, and that it is non-paying). Undergraduates of any citizenship may apply.
The SAFE summer internship in Canada funding application will open on March 1, 2014, and will remain open until April 30, 2014. All submitted applications in SAFE will be reviewed in early-to-mid May, and awards will be announced shortly thereafter.
Senior Thesis Funding
Senior thesis research funding comes from a variety of sources, but all applications for funding in support of undergraduate activities, including senior thesis research, go through the Student Activities Funding Engine, or SAFE (http://www.princeton.edu/student funding/).
The Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) will send out e-mails to the senior class to provide information regarding ODOC senior thesis funding application dates and procedures; funding opportunities from ODOC are separate from any Canadian Studies funding opportunities.
General Student Funding
The Committee for Canadian Studies provides research grants to graduate and undergraduate students who are conducting research concerning Canada.
Interested undergraduate students are invited to submit applications via the Student Activities Funding Engine, or SAFE (http://www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/). The application should provide a clear description of the student's anticipated senior thesis or independent project, as well as an outline of expenses that will be incurred.
Fall 2013 Application Deadline (for seniors performing research during the senior year): Friday, October 11, 2013
Spring 2014 Application Deadline (for juniors, sophomores, or freshmen performing research during the upcoming summer months): Friday, March 28, 2014
If awarded general or senior thesis research funding from the Canadian Studies Program, when the project has been completed, the student must upload receipts to SAFE as scanned PDF documents, and he/she must also upload a brief report of how the funding was used for the project. Alternatively, the student can e-mail the documentation to the Canadian Studies Program Manager.
Graduate students interested in applying for summer funding from Canadian Studies must complete the Summer Funding Application form found on the Graduate School website. For the 2013-14 academic year, the application period for graduate students will be from January 6, 2014 through February 15, 2014.
Canadian Studies invites applications for faculty grants intended to enrich the curriculum by encouraging faculty to incorporate facets of Canadian culture, history, and political thought into their syllabi.
Faculty members in the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply for grants of $3,500, in one of two formats:
- supplemental summer salary for research and course preparation
- research grants to reimburse the cost of purchasing and assembling materials and traveling to Canada or archives in other locations
Proposals should include a curriculum vitae and a one-page description of how this grant would allow the faculty members to include Canada in their writing and teaching. The Committee welcomes proposals both for new courses and research projects, and for revision of existing courses and projects to incorporate significant material about Canada.
There is no deadline: applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis, and should be submitted to the Canadian Studies office, 207 Scheide Caldwell House.