Political Philosophy Graduate Travel and Research Grant

The University Center for Human Values, along with the Program in Political Philosophy, offers Political Philosophy Research and Travel grants to Princeton University graduate students working on topics in political philosophy and enrolled in the departments that participate in the program (Classics, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion).  

Individual grants of up to $500 will be awarded to support students’ research efforts limited due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.  Grants are to be used for book purchases relevant to topics in political philosophy broadly understood. 

Students in the five participating departments are eligible to receive Political Philosophy grants multiple times but the total amount of grants per student will not exceed $4,000 during their graduate tenure. The graduate student must be currently enrolled at the university and grants are to be used in support of research related to research. The intent is to increase the overall support provided by the University for excellent work in the field of political philosophy. The terms of the fund specify that grants must be used to augment resources already available at Princeton from other sources.

Application Procedure

To apply, students should submit these materials via the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE): http://www.princeton.edu/studentfunding/ (Select "Graduate Research" as the Activity Type in order to see the Political Philosophy Grant Opportunity)

  • A list of book titles and costs;
  • A brief justification of the political philosophy relevance of the project;
  • A current CV.

Applications are limited to one per student during the AY20-21 academic year. 

Note: Grants made in Summer 2020 will be counted in AY19-20.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Murray (kemurray@princeton.edu, 609-258-1460).