Summer Funding Application
Each year, PIIRS partners with a dozen academic programs and centers across campus to provide funding for graduate students through the annual Summer Funding Application for:
- intensive language study in the summer
- pre-dissertation and dissertation fieldwork and research during the summer.
For grants specifically awarded by PIIRS through the Summer Funding Application, priority will be given to graduate students who also apply for supplementary funding from organizations outside Princeton University (e.g., NSF, Luce, SSRC) and complete the PIIRS External Funding Form. For locating relevant external grants, students should consult the external funding sources page. Applicants are expected to inform PIIRS if they receive awards from other sources as soon as that information is available.
Detailed information on applying for these grants can be found at: Summer Funding Application.
Application deadline February 15, 2016.
Questions about PIIRS summer funding can be sent to Carole Frantzen at email@example.com.
PIIRS Graduate Fellows/Dissertation Writing Grants
PIIRS awards 12-15 Dissertation Writing Grants annually for either a semester or the full academic year to graduate students who work in international and regional studies (broadly defined) and who have reached Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status. Three options are available:
- Full-year grant with a stipend ($22,687.20) plus full DCE costs
- Half-year grant with a stipend ($11,343.59) plus full DCE costs
- Half-year grant with a stipend ($11,343.59) plus ½ DCE costs.
- Submit an application (see Application Details below) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the PIIRS EXTERNAL FUNDING FORM summarizing efforts to secure funding from agencies outside Princeton, and submit the completed form by e-mail to email@example.com.
- Request two letters of recommendation to be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all letters of recommendation are received. PIIRS will not request letters of recommendation from advisers if they are missing from the application file.
- All documents must be received at PIIRS by March 1, 2016.
- Applicant’s name, department, and PU ID number
- Significance of the research to the field
- Data, methods, and substance of the work
- Summary of progress to date
- Timeline from the beginning of the research to the completion of the thesis
- Indicate whether, as a PIIRS graduate fellow, you would be willing to be in residence at PIIRS in shared office space for the year and to participate in the activities of the PIIRS Graduate Fellows seminar