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PIIRS Undergraduate Fellowship
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|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||PIIRS||Program Type:||Study Abroad, Study Abroad (summer)|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Academic Study, Field Work, Research|
|Degree Level:||4 Junior||Time Away:||Summer|
PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows, Class of 2017Every year, The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) administers its Undergraduate Fellows Program to support summer international research for the senior thesis. Fellowships are available to students in the second semester of junior year, from any discipline, who submits a compelling statement of senior thesis research interests that includes the conduct of summer research abroad.
Up to 10 juniors will be selected through a competitive application process. Those accepted into the program will work with a PIIRS faculty member during the spring semester of their junior year to develop a proposal for summer research towards the senior thesis (including a budget). Upon successful completion of the program—including attendance at required meetings and PIIRS approval of a grant proposal and budget—students are awarded funds for summer research. Funding ranges from $3,000–$6,000, to meet the entirety of a Fellow’s travel and other expenses related to summer research abroad.
In the spring of their senior year, Fellows are obligated to give a short presentation on their field-work experiences to the incoming junior cohort and to be available for occasional consultation where appropriate.
To apply, students must submit a statement outlining their senior thesis research interests; a statement of relevant course work, international experiences, or skills for carrying out research (for instance, relevant foreign language skills); a copy of the most recent transcript; and one letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor familiar with your work. Please do not send additional writing samples. The application deadline is December 9, 2017.
The fellowship adviser for the 2017-18 year is Professor Julia Elyachar.
For more information, visit PIIRS undergraduate funding on the PIIRS website or contact Rachel Golden.
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