The Student Activities Funding Engine
The Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) http://www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/
is a one-stop source of information about all University funding available for a a wide variety of undergraduate academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and projects. As of spring 2013, all funding applications for summer study abroad
, senior thesis research
, junior project research
, independent work
and undergraduate conference travel
must be submitted through SAFE.
Applications for funding in support of student group activities on and off campus will be processed through SAFE beginning in spring 2014.
There are a number of resources on campus for students who wish to develop and implement a summer project. These funds typically support public service projects of educational value rather than academic research per se, and are administered centrally by the Pace Center
Princeton’s Alumni Association
also publishes a list of alumni funds
which offer small amounts of money for a variety of summer and term-time projects (volunteering, special academic projects or senior thesis research).
The Martin A. Dale ’53 Summer Awards
provide financial support to enable a small number of Princeton University sophomores to pursue worthy projects that provide important opportunities for personal growth, foster independence, creativity, and leadership skills, and broaden or deepen some area of special interest.
Summer International Internships
The Office of International Programs administers a fund to support international internships
during the summer. For more information or an application, please contact the program administrator, Dr. Luisa Duarte-Silva.
Academic departments at Princeton often have some funding available to support undergraduate research. You should contact the relevant department or program office to inquire about availability of funds. Please note that financial support for freshman and sophomore research proposals may be limited.
Senior Thesis Funding
Senior thesis research funding comes from a variety of sources, but they have now been centralized through the SAFE portal.
Here is a basic time-line for such applications:
Juniors wishing to apply for summer research grants can apply in the late spring (of junior year)
Seniors may apply in the early fall for funds to conduct research over the fall break or during intersession.
The Office of the Dean of the College will send out e-mails to the senior class list, place announcements in The Daily Princetonian, and provide departments with information regarding application dates and procedures.