Junior Independent Work (JIW) Funding

In the spring of 2018, 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.

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. Please apply through the SAFE website, which will solicit a necessary recommendation from your junior adviser.

The deadline for the application with all supporting materials is February 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Awards will be announced within a week of submission of all materials.

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