In the spring, the Davis Center awards 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.
To be considered, a student must have compiled a strong record in departmental work. The application requires a detailed research plan and budget and a letter of support from the faculty member advising the student’s junior paper. Award recipients will receive a cash grant of up to $500.
Stone / Davis Prize
To encourage sophisticated training and experience in historical research among history undergraduates, the Davis Center awards a limited number of Lawrence Stone and Shelby Cullom Davis prize fellowships to rising seniors for their senior thesis projects. To be considered, a student must have compiled an excellent record in departmental work, and must be nominated by a member of the department. The nomination letter should be accompanied by a detailed research plan written by the student. Special consideration will be given to those whose work requires extensive use of archival sources distant from Princeton and from the student's home. Award recipients will receive a cash grant of up to $6,000.