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 (with the exception of the Ruth J. Simmons Thesis Prize).

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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Awards for Academic Excellence

The Ruth J. Simmons prize ($1,000) is awarded to the African American Studies concentrator whose thesis best exhibits excellence in research and writing within the field of African American Studies.

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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


Latest in the AAS 21 Repertoire

Book Conversation on May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem
Imani Perry, Kinohi Nishikawa
Conversations with Maya Angelou
Claudia Tate
The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan
Imani Perry
Reimagining Science and Technology
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Ruha Benjamin

Upcoming Events

Film Screening 'Uptight' (1968)
Apr 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Race & Housing 50 Years Later: The Legacy of the Fair Housing Act
Apr 28, 2018
Film Screening and Discussion ‘Cruel and Unusual - the Story of the Angola 3’ (2017)
May 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Corey Robin & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on 'The Reactionary Mind'
May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Princeton Research Day
May 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
AAS Reunions Mixer
Jun 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

African American Studies for the 21st Century

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  1. 'The Making of the Modern Black Diaspora' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Joshua Guild 35:17
  2. 'The Pulse of Black Life in the Long 19th Century' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Autumn Womack 30:42
  3. 'Rethinking Empire and Democracy' Reena N. Goldthree, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. 44:49
  4. 'The Formation of Religio-Racial Identity' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Judith Weisenfeld 47:32
  5. 'What Was African American Marriage?' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Tera Hunter 44:59
  6. 'Before Cornel West, After Cornel West' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Cornel West 52:46
  7. 'An Insistence on Not Being Discouraged' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Chika Okeke-Agulu 55:19
  8. 'A Through Line for African American Studies' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Imani Perry 44:07
  9. 'Activism and Risk in the Face of Trump' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Asanni York, Destiny Crockett 43:02
  10. 'Langston Hughes, Religious Thinker' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Wallace Best 45:50
  11. 'Convergences and Dissonance' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Keeanga-Yamahatta Taylor, Naomi Murakawa, & Imani Perry 60:08