Departmental Funding for Undergraduates

All undergraduate funding opportunities can be accessed through SAFE. Each opportunity has varying requirements that students must fulfill, first to apply, and then to have funds disbursed. Students may contact the department with questions, but all applications must be filed via SAFE.

Note: the Department also distributes financial awards for academic excellence to graduating seniors

Funding for Junior Paper Research

To assist concentrators in building expertise and a library, the Department of African American Studies provides AAS concentrators funding for up to eight books that are essential to their junior independent work.

Interested concentrators should upload a list of titles and an estimated budget to their SAFE project. Concentrators are encouraged to request funding before the deadline for the JP partial first draft. The absolute latest date to request funding is one week after that deadline date.

Funding for the Senior Thesis

The Department of African American Studies (AAS) offers senior thesis research grants to Princeton students who plan to research the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people in this country, and their relation to others around the world.

Up to $3,000 for AAS concentrators 
Up to $750 for AAS certificate students
Up to $500 for all other currently enrolled Princeton seniors
$500 awards available to Senior Colloquium participants (with opportunity to apply for $250 in additional funding)

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Funding for Senior Colloquium Participants

Up to $300 per term for AAS certificate earners and concentrators

Funding for Summer Research and Study Abroad

Up to $1000 for AAS concentrators in summer study abroad support
Up to $1000 for AAS concentrators in summer research funding
Up to $1000 for currently enrolled Princeton students

Funding for Academic Conferences

This funding opportunity is available to all currently enrolled AAS concentrators and the application is open from early September to late June. Students are eligible for one award up to $1,500 per academic year.

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Application Deadlines

AAS Undergraduate Senior Research Funding
Fall Break:  9/15 – 9/29/2017
Winter/Intersession: 10/6 – 11/6/2017
Fall Term: 11/10 – 12/15/17
Summer: 3/2 – 3/26/2018

AAS Senior Colloquium Thesis Research Funding 
Fall Break:  9/15 – 9/29/2017
Winter/Intersession: 10/6 – 11/6/2017

AAS Certificate Senior Thesis Research Funding
Fall Break: 9/8 – 9/29/2017
Winter/Intersession: 10/6 – 11/6/2017
Summer: 3/2 – 3/26/2018

AAS Senior Thesis Research Funding 
Fall Break:  9/15 – 9/29/2017
Winter/Intersession: 10/6 – 11/6/2017
Summer: 3/2 – 3/26/2018

AAS Undergraduate Summer Study Abroad Support 
February 5, 2018 – May 15, 2018

AAS Undergraduates Summer Research Funding 
May 15, 2018 – June 4, 2018

AAS Summer Research Funding for Undergraduates 
March 25, 2018 – May 15, 2018

AAS Undergraduate Funding for Academic Conferences
September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

 

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