Graduate Funding Opportunities

Ruins in Peru

Recently funded research includes Department of English Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Liu’s site and archive visit to Peru. Photo by Rebecca Liu

Summer Dissertation Research in American Studies

The Effron Center for the Study of America invites applications for a small number of competitive research grants to graduate students working towards Ph.D. degrees in topics central to American studies, Asian American studies and/or Latino studies. A few research grants will go to students who are not yet committed to a particular dissertation topic but wish to conduct exploratory research on a topic related to American studies, Asian American studies and/or Latino studies. The expectation is that these awards will go to students for use during their first or second summers as Ph.D. students at Princeton. We expect recipients to present their work at the Program in American Studies graduate symposium in the spring semester of the subsequent academic year and to participate in at least two workshops or other academic events and activities of the program.

Applicants are advised not to make any research-related purchases until notification that their applications have been approved.

Where travel is involved, all applicants must adhere to the guidelines set by the University.

Students should apply for these grants through the University’s SAFE website via the SAFE opportunity “Summer Dissertation Research in American Studies,” where required application materials, deadline and notification dates are detailed.

Summer Dissertation Funding in American Studies for Post-enrolled Students

The Effron Center for the Study of America invites applications for research grants for exceptional post-enrollment students working on dissertations that show significant engagement with and contribution to the fields of American studies, Asian American studies and/or Latino studies. We expect award recipients to present their work at the Effron Center for the Study of America graduate symposium in the spring semester of the subsequent academic year.

Applicants are advised not to make any research-related purchases until notification that their applications have been approved.

Where travel is involved, all applicants must adhere to the guidelines set by the University.

Students should apply for these grants through the University’s SAFE website via the SAFE opportunity “Summer Dissertation Funding in American Studies for Post-enrolled Students,” where required application materials, deadline and notification dates are detailed.

Abstract sculpture in square pool surrounded by trees

In the garden of Rothko Chapel, Houston. Department of Politics Ph.D. candidate Tanika Raychaudhuri’s research in Houston, funded by an Asian American studies grant, resulted in a solo-authored article in Politics, Groups, and Identities, the journal of the Western Political Science Association, in a special issue exploring Asian Pacific American politics. Photo by Tanika Raychaudhuri

Asian American Studies Graduate Student Research Fund

The Program in Asian American Studies invites applications for a research grant for an exceptional post-enrollment student working on a dissertation that shows significant engagement with and contribution to the fields of Asian American studies, Asian diasporic studies, and transpacific studies. The funds may support preliminary research or more developed dissertation projects. Applications that are clear and detailed about the proposed plan of action will be prioritized.

Applicants are advised not to make any research-related purchases until notification that their applications have been approved.

Where travel is involved, all applicants must adhere to the guidelines set by the University.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

The 2021 American Studies Association meeting convenes online and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Francisco Jose Carrera Campos, Wikimedia Commons

American Studies Conference Attendance

American Studies Association or Related Conferences

This funding opportunity is open to graduate students who are pursuing a Ph.D. in topics central to American studies, Asian American studies and Latino studies and are scheduled to present at the annual American Studies Association (ASA) conference or similar interdisciplinary conferences.

If your application is approved, we will contribute funding toward the following expenses  associated with attending the conference:

  • Economy class airfare
  • Conference registration fee(s)
  • Reasonable accommodations during conference

Students are eligible for one conference trip supported by the programs in American studies, Asian American studies, and Latino studies during their tenure at Princeton, up to a maximum reimbursable amount of $2000.

All applicants must adhere to the travel guidelines set by the University.