Graduate Research Funding

Graduate Research Funding for Ph.D. Candidates

""Graduate research funding for Princeton University Ph.D. candidates is available through the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW).  CHW's annual competitive funding solicitation opens in April in the SAFE system, under the opportunity title "Center for Health and Wellbeing Graduate Funding for Health-Focused Research."  A specific application opening date and deadline date will be announced in the spring 2021 semester.  Submission instructions and guidelines will be provided in SAFE when the solicitation is open.

CHW unfortunately is not able to consider graduate student requests for research funding apart from this competitive process.

CHW supports research on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. Center programs support innovative, multidisciplinary research and dialogue in domestic and global health care and health policy.

Applications are welcome from a variety of health-related disciplines and across a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives. These include anthropology, biology, bioethics, economics, engineering, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, public policy, sociology, humanities and other disciplines.

Grants vary in size. The maximum grant is $5,000, and graduate students may receive a maximum of two research grants from CHW during their doctoral studies. These funds can be used to defray pre-dissertation or dissertation costs associated with some aspect of research or training relevant to the student's proposal. A preference is given for funding to cover or offset direct research expenses. Funding for salaries or stipends is not available. Travel to the student's home city/country is not covered.

Awardees must inform CHW before and during the project of any funding received for the same project from any other sources.

Applications consist of the following:

- Project Statement (Research Proposal). Three to five page statement that describes the planned project and the implications of the work for U.S. or global health care and health policy. The statement must begin with a one-paragraph summary. 

- Budget and detailed budget narrative supporting each proposed expense.

- Faculty letter of recommendation.