Undergraduate Research

As one of the world’s top ten research universities and with a student to faculty ratio of 6:1, Princeton offers undergraduate students unique mentorship opportunities from leading scholars across academic divisions, as well as access to world-class research facilities and resources.

Whether you are interested in basic or applied scientific research, or curious about scholarship in the humanities, social sciences or the creative arts, you will find that Princeton offers and supports many opportunities to explore your scholarly interests beyond the classroom walls and as early as the summer of freshman year. 

At Princeton, all undergraduates are required to complete independent work in their chosen field. Students are encouraged to discuss their research interests with faculty advisers, departmental representatives, deans and directors of studies in the residential colleges, and the director of undergraduate research in the Office of the Dean of the College. 

Students seeking financial support for senior thesis research, research related to junior independent work, presentations at discipline-specific conferences, unpaid internships and special projects can identify funding opportunities and submit applications through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE).
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