Junior Independent Work (JIW) Funding

In the spring of 2017, the Davis Center will award a limited number of research grants to junior history and history of science concentrators to fund research for the spring independent work. These grants, offered as part of a two-year pilot program, are aimed at encouraging students to reach beyond sources available at Princeton, for instance by visiting archives or libraries in New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC. Students may propose a trip further afield, but such a request must be well-justified. This is especially the case if research involves international travel, given the time constraints of the spring JP.

To be considered, a student must have compiled a strong record in departmental work. The application requires a detailed research plan and budget. Award recipients will receive a cash grant of up to $500. Please apply through the SAFE website, which will solicit a necessary recommendation from your junior adviser. If the letter of recommendation comes from someone other than the spring JP adviser, we will contact the adviser to obtain their approval of the funding proposal.

The last date of application with all supporting materials is February 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Awards will be announced by March 3, 2017.

For further information, contact the Davis Center Manager.

2016-2017 Winners

Faridah Laffan
The Early Years of American Assyriology

Christian Pavlakos
The Commerce Clause in Reconstruction Era New Jersey