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 have funds disbursed. Students may contact the department with questions, but all applications must be filed via SAFE

Please remember that you should have only one active application per project. You may apply for funding from multiple funders via a single application. Submitting multiple applications for the same project may result in your request being denied.

     

    Additional Application Instructions:

    These instructions will appear to the applicant after the project is submitted. If you have questions regarding the approval of a travel request, contact the SAFE Administrators at 609-258-4470 or bzawodni@princeton.edu.

    You should only have one active application per project. You may apply for funding from multiple funders via the same single application. Submitting multiple applications for the same project not only duplicates work for the advisors and departmental representatives evaluating the proposals, but it can also jeopardize your funding eligibility.

     

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    Opportunities for Concentrators         

     

    AAS Concentrators Senior Thesis Research Funding 

    The Department of African American Studies (AAS) offers senior thesis research grants of up to $3,000 to AAS concentrators.  Research funds may be used to support travel and/or the purchase of books, supplies, and materials needed to complete the senior thesis.

    To apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Detailed research proposal.
    2. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    3. Letter of support from your advisor.
    4. Completed evaluation from your department representative.

     

    Other Funding Restrictions:

    Students who are awarded funding for travel must do the following before funds are released: 

    • Register their travel on the travel database prior to receiving funding.
    • Contact UHS/Travel Medicine and make an appointment well in advance of departure if traveling to a country which requires immunizations.
    • Review thoroughly the information on the travel website for undergraduate students.

    The University does not sponsor undergraduate travel to countries on the US State Department travel warning list. Students who have a compelling academic reason for traveling to a country on the State Department travel warning list may request consideration through the travel exemption process.

    AASCONSTRF

    Fall Break ‘19

    WTR/Intercession ‘19

    Spring ‘20

    Summer ‘20

    Application Start

    9/13/19

    10/1/19

    11/11/19

    2/20/20

    Application End

    9/30/19

    11/7/19

    2/4/20

    3/26/20

     

    AAS Senior Colloquium Thesis Research Funding 

    The Department of African American Studies (AAS) offers AAS Senior Colloquium students up to an additional $750 in senior thesis research grants.  Research funds may be used to support travel and/or the purchase of books, supplies, and materials needed to complete the senior thesis.

    In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Detailed research proposal.
    2. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    3. Letter of support from your advisor.
    4. Completed evaluation from your department representative.

     

    Other Funding Restrictions:

    Students are expected to attend ALL senior colloquium meetings/sessions to be eligible for this additional funding. 

    AASCOLSTRF

    Fall Break ‘19

    WTR/Intercession ‘19

    Spring ‘20

    Application Start

    9/13/19

    10/1/19

    11/11/19

    Application End

    9/30/19

    11/7/19

    2/4/20



    AAS Concentrators Summer Research Funding

    Summer awards provide financial support, up to $1,000, to enable a small number of AAS CONCENTRATORS to pursue worthy projects that provide important opportunities for research and/or personal growth, foster independence, creativity, and leadership skills, and broaden or deepen their understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people in this country and their relation to others around the world.

    To apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Detailed research proposal.
    2. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    3. Letter of support from your advisor.

     

    Other Funding Restrictions:

    Students who are awarded funding for travel must do the following before funds will be released: 

    • Register their travel on the travel database prior to receiving funding.
    • Contact UHS/Travel Medicine and make an appointment well in advance of departure if traveling to a country which requires immunizations.
    • Review thoroughly the information on the travel website for undergraduate students.

    The University does not sponsor undergraduate travel to countries on the US State Department travel warning list. Students who have a compelling academic reason for traveling to a country on the State Department travel warning list may request consideration through the travel exemption process.

    AASCCF

    AY 20

    Application Start

    3/27/20

    Application End

    5/15/20

     

    AAS Concentrators Study Abroad Support 

    These awards provide financial support up to $1,000 to supplement other funding provided to AAS concentrators as they study abroad during the academic year.

    In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Study abroad program approval.
    2. Official study abroad budget reviewed and approved by the Office of International Programs.
    3. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.

    AASCSAS

    AY 20

    Application Start

    10/1/19

    Application End

    1/24/20

     

     

    AAS Concentrators Summer Study Abroad Support

    These awards provide financial support, up to $1,000, to supplement other funding provided to AAS concentrators as they study abroad over the summer.

    In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    Letter of support from your advisor.

    In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Study abroad program approval.
    2. Official study abroad budget reviewed and approved by the Office of International Programs.
    3. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.

    AASCSSAS

    AY 20

    Application Start

    2/3/20

    Application End

    6/2/20

     

    AAS Concentrators Conference Funding 

    This opportunity provides funding, up to $1,500, to AAS concentrators to attend relevant academic conferences.  In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Provide a working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    2. A copy of the conference brochure or program materials.
    3. Planned travel itinerary.
    4. Letter of support from your advisor.

    AASCCF

    AY 20

    Application Start

    9/9/19

    Application End

    5/31/20

     

    Graduate School Application and Related Expenses Grant 

    The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University offers funding grants of up to $2,300 for graduate school application-related expenses, not covered by the recruiting institution (e.g., application fees, post-graduate exam fees [1 exam per student], travel expenses associated with admissions interviews, post-acceptance visits) to AAS concentrators planning to pursue a graduate degree.

    AAS concentrators who have been accepted to doctoral and non-professional master's programs may also request funding to visit prospective schools. Funding may be used for travel, lodging, and meals; personal items, entertainment, and social activities will not be covered. Interested students should submit a copy of the acceptance letter, planned itinerary, and detailed itemized budget. The Curriculum Committee will review funding requests based on need.

     

    Other Funding Restrictions:

    Please attach the following to your SAFE application:

    • Provide a working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific.  Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    • A list of programs and institutions to which you are applying.

    For admissions interviews:

    • Interview invitation from a prospective school
    • Planned itinerary
    • Detailed itemized budget

    For post-acceptance travel:

    • Acceptance letter
    • Planned itinerary
    • Detailed itemized budget

    Your travel must be registered and approved in Concur before your funding will be dispersed.

    AASGSARE

    AY 20

    Application Start

    9/9/19

    Application End

    5/31/20

     

    Junior Paper Research Funding

    To assist you in building your expertise and your library, the Department of African American Studies will provide funding for up to 8 (eight) books that are essential to your junior independent work.

    If you are interested, you should upload a list of titles and an estimated budget to your SAFE project. You 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.

     

    Other Funding Restrictions:

    • Only for enrolled AAS Concentrators

    JPResearch

    AY 20

    Application Start

    1/22/20

    Application End

    3/6/20


     

    Opportunities for AAS Certificate Students

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    AAS Certificate Recipient Senior Thesis Research Funding 

    The Department of African American Studies (AAS) offers senior thesis research grants of up to $750 to AAS Senior Colloquium Thesis Research Funding AAS Certificate Students. Research funds may be used to support travel and/or the purchase of books, supplies, and materials needed to complete the senior thesis including the cost of thesis binding.

    Students should NOT apply for this funding if they have not registered for a certificate in African American Studies.

    In order to apply for funding, eligible students will need to complete a senior thesis research funding application in SAFE that includes a research proposal, advisor and department representative evaluations, a detailed budget outlining the proposed usage of the funds, and an approved travel request submitted in Concur if your budget includes travel plans.

     

    Other Funding Restrictions:

    Students who are awarded funding for travel must do the following before funds will be released: 

    • Register their travel on the travel database prior to receiving funding.
    • Contact UHS/Travel Medicine and make an appointment well in advance of departure if traveling to a country which requires immunizations.
    • Review thoroughly the information on the travel website for undergraduate students.

    The University does not sponsor undergraduate travel to countries on the US State Department travel warning list. Students who have a compelling academic reason for traveling to a country on the State Department travel warning list may request consideration through the travel exemption process.

    AASCERTSTR

    Fall Break ‘19

    WTR/Intercession ‘19

    Spring ‘20

    Summer ‘20

    Application Start

    9/13/19

    10/1/19

    11/11/19

    2/20/20

    Application End

    9/30/19

    11/7/19

    2/4/20

    3/26/20

     

    AAS Senior Colloquium Thesis Research Funding 

    The Department of African American Studies (AAS) offers AAS Senior Colloquium students up to an additional $750 in senior thesis research grants.  Research funds may be used to support travel and/or the purchase of books, supplies and materials needed to complete the senior thesis.

    In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Detailed research proposal.
    2. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    3. Letter of support from your advisor.
    4. Completed evaluation from your department representative.

     

    Other Funding Restrictions:

    Students are expected to attend ALL senior colloquium meetings/sessions to be eligible for this additional funding. 

    AASCOLSTRF

    Fall Break ‘19

    WTR/Intercession ‘19

    Spring ‘20

    Application Start

    9/13/19

    10/1/19

    11/11/19

    Application End

    9/30/19

    11/7/19

    2/4/20

     

    AAS Summer Research Funding for Certificate Students

    Summer awards provide financial support, up to $750, to enable a small number of undergraduates to pursue worthy projects that provide important opportunities for research and/or personal growth, foster independence, creativity, and leadership skills, and broaden or deepen their understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people in this country and their relation to others around the world.

    In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Detailed research proposal.
    2. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    3. Letter of support from your advisor.

    AASCCF

    AY 20

    Application Start

    3/27/20

    Application End

    5/15/20

     

     

     

    Opportunities for Non-AAS Students

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    AAS Senior Thesis Research Funding 

    The Department of African American Studies (AAS) offers senior thesis research grants of up to $500 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. Research funds may be used to support travel and/or the purchase of books, supplies and materials needed to complete the senior thesis. 

    In order to apply for funding, you are required to submit the following with your application:

    1. Detailed research proposal.
    2. A working budget for all of your anticipated expenses. We expect these costs to be moderate; you are responsible for researching competitive pricing in order to maintain reasonable costs. The budget you are providing should be detailed and specific. Advise if you are receiving any funding from any other sources.
    3. Letter of support from your advisor.
    4. Completed evaluation from your department representative.

     

    NONAASSTRF

    Fall Break ‘19

    WTR/Intercession ‘19

    Summer ‘20

    Application Start

    9/13/19

    10/1/19

    2/20/20

    Application End

    9/30/19

    11/7/19

    3/26/20