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 is currently open in the SAFE system, under the opportunity title "Center for Health and Wellbeing Graduate Funding for Health-Focused Research."  The deadline to apply is April 10, 2023.  Submission instructions and guidelines are provided in SAFE.

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

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

Applications are welcome from a variety of health-related disciplines and across a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives.

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.  Any proposed travel must fully conform with university guidelines as described at, and elsewhere. 

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). Attach a project statement of three to five pages, beginning with a one-paragraph summary of your research question that describes the implications of the work for U.S. or global health policy.  The project statement should describe your proposed research, the research methods employed, and the work accomplished to date. It should include a precise description of how the funds will be used, a list of documents, archives or libraries to be used, and a brief bibliography.

- Budget and detailed budget narrative supporting each proposed expense

- Faculty letter of recommendation.