For graduate students
For High School Students
Effective for 2013-2014, there is a new process for high school students to seek research opportunities at Princeton. Please read the new information below and in the frequently asked questions page to learn more about research opportunities for high school students.
Laboratory Learning Program
In support of Princeton University’s education and research mission, the University hosts exceptional high school students each summer to conduct research under the mentorship of Princeton faculty, staff, and students. A select number of highly-motivated students from a large pool of outstanding applicants will be offered an opportunity to join a state-of-the-art research project. Faculty and research staff volunteer as mentors to provide high school students with this first-hand education in independent research in the fields of engineering and natural sciences. The number of opportunities varies each year and is typically in the range of twenty to forty students total.
- Students must be 16 years of age or older by the time the research experience begins.
- Students must be enrolled in high school. Students who will graduate before the summer research are not eligible. Students who have graduated from high school but have not yet turned 18 may contact the office of the dean for research to discuss their particular situation.
- All students must have their own housing and reliable transportation to and from the research settings. The Laboratory Learning Program is not a summer camp. For this reason, most of the LLP students come from the central NJ region.
- Students must be US citizens, Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), or international students currently in the United States attending a U.S. high school.
- Specific research opportunities may have additional eligibility criteria.
- Students who are historically underrepresented in the sciences and engineering (i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander or Native American, and women) are especially encouraged to apply.
Specific research opportunities will be posted here once the application period opens. Students are encouraged to review the available opportunities and specify up to two or three research projects. New opportunities may be periodically added as they become available.
Check back in January, 2014.
DO NOT CONTACT FACULTY DIRECTLY to pre-arrange research opportunities for the summer of 2014.
RE: Laboratory Learning Program
91 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540