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 $2,000 are awarded. 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 enrolled at the university during the time of travel and grants are to be used in support of research and travel 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 brief statement (no more than one page) indicating the connection of the project to the student’s dissertation work. The statement should identify other sources of funding for which the student has applied;
  • A budget proposal, explaining how much is needed and for what purpose;
  • A brief note of support from a dissertation adviser (adviser will upload or email);
  • A current CV.

Students may apply at any time during the year. Students may apply at any time during the year. However, for full consideration for fall and early spring travel funding, please submit materials by October 16, 2017.  There will be another round of funding available in spring 2018. Students with an application for summer travel should submit an application by Monday, April 16, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Maureen Killeen (mkilleen@Princeton.edu, 8-2739).