Request for Faculty Support

Book Projects/Publication Funding: Funding to stimulate research, scholarship and creative activity by the AAS core faculty. Faculty will be able to apply for up $2,500 annually.

Conferences/Workshops Resources: Provides support to AAS core faculty to attend conferences and workshops. Faculty can apply for up to $2,100 annually.

Course Support: Funding available to develop new courses, and/or to improve, enhance, and sustain existing courses. Funds can be used for in-class guest speakers, books, course travel, etc. Honorarium guidelines suggested for in-class guests is $1,000 for academics with appointments and $1,500 for activists and artists. With the exception of late night travel, we suggest that NJ Transit and the MTA be used for any class trips to the New York City area. The current costs are as follows:

  • Roundtrip NJ Transit - $35.50/person
  • Round trip MTA - $5.50/person. 

Faculty Programs/Events: Funds for core faculty members to host programs and events campus-wide. Film screenings, public lectures, symposiums, conferences, readings, performances, and workshops are all types of events that may be included in this funding. 

Faculty Research Assistants: $2,000 available annually to hire graduate students (on or off campus) to perform research assistance. The students will be compensated at rates of $13.50 for undergraduate and $16.00 - $22.50 for graduate students per hour for their services.

Grading Assistants:  In the instance that a core faculty member offers a seminar, but opens up enrollment to over 20 students, they can apply for funding to pay a graduate student to serve as a grading assistant. This is NOT to be confused with an assistant instructor (AI) hired to teach precept sections. 

Postdoctoral Research Funds: As a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of African American Studies, you are eligible to apply for $2,000 in research funds. These funds may be used to attend conferences, purchase academic books and/or research materials, etc. in order to support your research efforts while at Princeton. The request must include a detailed budget.

Professional Development: Faculty members are eligible to receive financial support for professional development programs related to teaching, learning and scholarly production. The maximum allocation is $4,000 over two years. 

Summer Research Funds: Faculty can apply for up to $2,000 per summer in research funds to support their research and scholarship over the summer. Applications are due by June 30th. 


Chair’s Support: If your funding needs do not fit within one of the above categories, you will need to apply for funding from the chair.  The chair will review your request as well as your detailed budget for approval.