Summer & Research Funding

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senior student holding his two senior thesis

Senior Thesis Funding

Most senior thesis research is funded by academic departments, but the Office of Undergraduate Research also administers several funds to support this work. Juniors wishing to apply for summer research grants apply in the late spring, while seniors may apply in the early fall for funds to conduct research over the fall break or during intersession. The Office of the Dean of the College provides departments with information regarding application dates and procedures.

Summer Study Abroad Funding

Students planning to study abroad over the summer can apply for funding from the Office of International Programs

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study abroad in Padua, colorful buildings streetscape

Summer Project Funding

There are a number of resources on campus for students who wish to develop and implement a summer project.  For those seeking support for a public service project (rather than academic research per se), the Pace Center for Civic Engagement may be able to help.  

The Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Awards provide financial support to enable a small number of Princeton University sophomores to pursue worthy projects that provide important opportunities for personal growth, foster independence, creativity, and leadership skills, and broaden or deepen some area of special interest.