In addition to research experiences obtained in the classroom, all undergraduates are required to complete independent work in their chosen field. Students are encouraged to discuss their research interests with faculty advisers; deans, directors of studies and peer advisers in the residential colleges; and departmental representatives.
For graduate students
For High School Students
There have been an overwhelming number of students seeking research opportunities in the Laboratory Learning Program this year. Because of this increase, the number of student inquiries has exceeded the number of available positions. Therefore, the Laboratory Learning program is closed to new student inquiries. We appreciate your interest in research at Princeton.
Laboratory Learning Program
In support of Princeton University’s education and research mission, the University has a limited number of opportunities for high school students to participate in supervised educational research experiences with Princeton faculty. Individual high school students, with the support of their schools, can participate in the Laboratory Learning program, a supervised educational program for high school students to conduct research in Princeton laboratories. These educational research opportunities are normally limited to students who have not yet graduated from high school. Faculty members may contact the Office of the Dean for Research for more information about educational research opportunities for students who are minors at the time of graduation from high school.
This selective program is designed to offer students an opportunity to participate actively in state-of-the-art research projects, under the mentorship and supervision of a Princeton faculty member. Students selected for the program will be integrated into the daily research experience of the laboratory, participating in meetings, seminars, research discussions and other appropriate educational activities. Students interested in science competitions, such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, should discuss their interest with potential faculty mentors; the Laboratory Learning program may or may not lead to a competitive research project.
- Research opportunities are awarded on a competitive basis
- Students must be US citizens or Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs)
- Students must be 16 years of age or older
- 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
- Students must have reliable transportation to and from the laboratory; housing is not provided through this program
- Parental consent for participation must be provided
- High school approval for participation must be provided
- Parent Consent Statement and Insurance Documentation (.pdf) form (to be completed by the faculty mentor and the student's parent/guardian);
- High School Sponsorship (.pdf) form (to be completed by the faculty mentor and high school official); and
- Research Proposal (.pdf) (to be completed faculty mentor, the student, and his/her parent/guardian).
Office of the Dean for Research
91 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540