Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Students may receive support one time from each of the four graduate funding opportunities available, up to the stated maximums. Funding applications are to be submitted via SAFE by the applicable deadlines. Students who have received funding previously from the department must have successfully accounted for any previous departmental grants. It is expected that AAS departmental funding will be used to supplement support received from students' home departments and other sources.

Available Opportunities

Dissertation Research Funding 

The Department of African American Studies offers dissertation research grants for currently enrolled Princeton University graduate students (G3-G5) of up to $1,500. This funding supports dissertation research away from Princeton. This can take the form of a single major archival trip over the course of the student's career or it can help make possible shorter trips to multiple locations. In the case of the latter, all travel and expenses should be accounted for in a single proposal.

AASDRF

AY 24

Application Start

8/29/23

Application End

4/26/24

General Research Funding

The Department of African American Studies offers general research grants for currently enrolled Princeton University graduate students of up to $1,000. This funding is for research to be conducted either in the summer or during the academic year, and for other activities that will ensure a successful dissertation.  Among the activities it can support: preliminary archival reconnaissance; field-site investigations; interviews; transcriptions, etc.

AASGRF

AY 24

Application Start

8/29/23

Application End

4/26/24

Pre-Dissertation Research Funding

The Department of African American Studies offers pre-dissertation research grants for currently enrolled Princeton University graduate students (G1-G3) of up to $750. This funding is intended for preliminary research and to facilitate preparation for the dissertation. Pre-Dissertation grants are intended to facilitate conference or research travel, the acquisition of research materials, language study, and the like.

AASPDRF

AY 24

Application Start

8/29/23

Application End

4/26/24

Graduate Student Event Funding

The Department of African American Studies offers funding up to $1,000 to support scholarly symposia, seminar series and workshops hosted on campus by currently enrolled Princeton University graduate students. The intent is to encourage events that enrich the intellectual lives of graduate students by complementing the normal offerings of departments and programs. These proceedings might involve graduate students as speakers, moderators and/or organizers.

AASGSEF

AY 24

Application Start

8/29/23

Application End

4/26/24