Graduate Research Funding for Ph.D. Candidates
Graduate Research Funding for Global Health and/or Infectious Disease
Application deadline: November 2, 2014
Graduate Research Funding is available through the Health Grand Challenge, administered by the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), for Princeton University Ph.D. candidates. CHW supports research on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. The Health Challenge seeks solutions to the pressing problems of global health and infectious disease.
Applications are welcome from a variety of health-related disciplines and across a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives. These include anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology, economics, psychology, politics, biology, bioethics, public policy and other social science and humanities disciplines. To be eligible for funding the applicant's proposed work must be related to some aspect of global health and/or infectious disease.
Grants vary in size; the maximum grant is $5000 per annum. These funds can be used to defray pre-dissertation or dissertation costs associated with some aspect of research or training relevant to the student's proposal. A preference is given for funding to cover or offset direct research expenses. Funding for salaries or stipends is not available. Travel to the student’s home city/country is not covered.
Successful applicants may be asked to present their findings at a research symposium or seminar sponsored by CHW and the Health Grand Challenge.
To apply, please download, save and complete the application form. Submit the form and accompanying application materials via email as a single PDF file, with the subject header Health Grand Challenge Graduate Research Funding Application, to chw@Princeton.EDU by November 2, 2014.
The following materials must be included in your Research Funding application packet:
- Application form
- An itemized list of your expenses
- Project Statement (Research Proposal): Attach a project statement of three to five, typed pages, beginning with a one-paragraph summary of your research question that describes the implications of the work for global health and/or infectious disease. The project statement should describe your proposed research, the research methods employed, and the work accomplished to date. It should include a precise description of how the funds will be used, a list of documents, archives or libraries to be used, and a brief bibliography.
- Faculty Letter of Recommendation: To save paper and time, your adviser may send the recommendation via email to chw@Princeton.EDU.
The Grand Challenges Program is a collaboration involving the Princeton Environmental Institute, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS). WWS’s Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) administers the Health Grand Challenge.