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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: PIIRS Type of Program: Study Abroad (semester), Study Abroad (summer)
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Academic Study, Field Work, Research
Degree Level: 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Program Group: PIIRS
Program Description:
PIIRS Undergrad Fellows 2019
PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows, Class of 2019
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) administers a program aimed at facilitating summer international research for the senior thesis. These fellowships are available to students working in any discipline who are about to begin the second semester of their junior year on campus, and are interested in conducting summer research abroad for their senior thesis.

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 senior thesis research abroad.

Upon successful completion of the program, including submission of a grant proposal and budget, students are awarded funds for summer research. Each PIIRS Undergraduate Fellow is eligible for $3,000–$6,000 in funding to meet the entirety of their travel and other expenses related to summer research abroad. In the spring of their senior year, PIIRS Undergraduate Fellows are obligated to give a short presentation on their fieldwork experiences to the incoming junior cohort and to be available for occasional consultation where appropriate with the new cohort. 

Application Requirements:
  • Submit a short statement outlining your senior thesis research interests. Please explain why research abroad is crucial for the senior thesis you hope to write. We do not expect a fully developed research proposal — that is something you will develop if accepted as a PIIRS undergraduate research fellow — but we do want to see substantial evidence of critical thinking about your senior thesis and the kind of research you want to carry out.
  • A statement of relevant course work, international experiences or skills that will help you in conducting this research.
  • A copy of your most recent transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor familiar with your work.
The application deadline is TBD.

The fellowship adviser is Max Weiss, associate professor of history and Near Eastern studies.
For more information, visit PIIRS undergraduate funding on the PIIRS website or contact Rachel Golden.

Dates / Deadlines:

This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.

This program is currently not accepting applications.