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 to be used in support of research and travel related to the research of up to $2,000 are available to graduate students working on topics in political philosophy. Requests involving travel costs will not be supported unless they conform to the University’s travel policies. Current travel guidance can be found here.

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 $4,500 during their graduate tenure. The graduate student must be currently enrolled at the university, and grants are to be used in support of research relevant to topics in political philosophy broadly understood. 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 find the Political Philosophy Grant Opportunity). Applications can be submitted by selecting application cycle AY23-24.  

  • A brief justification of the political philosophy relevance of the project
  • A budget proposal
  • A current CV
  • The name and email address of a faculty advisor. The advisor will be contacted to upload the recommendation letter directly to the SAFE system or email the recommendation to [email protected].

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Murray ([email protected], 609-258-1460).