Experiences that define and deepen intellectual passions and curiosities. Designed to complement the core curriculum, a deep roster of programs and opportunities on campus and around the world encourages a spirit of exploration. Available to students from the moment they arrive on campus—and in some cases, well beyond graduation day—these programs reflect a shared commitment to supporting student learning in all forms. Pursue Your Interests Office of International Programs Consult with a study abroad adviser and consider a range of study abroad and research opportunities. Program in Teacher Preparation Prepare to serve as a teacher and educational leader in our nation’s schools through this certificate program centered on teaching. Office of Undergraduate Research Plan research with guides by department, a thesis archive, and access to other campus resources. Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) Engage in collaborative, change-oriented projects that benefit students, faculty members, and community partners. Council on Science & Technology Find STEM-oriented funding opportunities, work-study and internship options, and more with CST. Prison Teaching Initiative Make a difference at Princeton and beyond as a volunteer, intern, fellow, and advocate working on behalf of incarcerated students in New Jersey. McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Cultivate the knowledge, skills, strategies, and mindsets to thrive academically and holistically. Explore Fellowships & Prizes Shapiro Prize This annual award recognizes exceptional academic achievement among first- and second-year students. Established in 1998, it encourages and honors students who exemplify deep engagement in their studies, and encourages continued rigor in intellectual pursuits. Students are selected for the award based on a careful evaluation of their academic records, taking into account the range, depth, and difficulty of their academic programs. This review is conducted by deans, directors, and faculty heads of the residential colleges, in collaboration with faculty, who help us identify promising students. Recipients include those who have notably challenged themselves to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Martin A. Dale '53 Award and Fellowship Martin A Dale '53 Award (For Sophomores) The Dale Award provides financial support to enable a small number of Princeton sophomores to pursue projects that provide important opportunities for personal growth; foster independence, creativity, and leadership skills; and broaden or deepen some area of special interest. The project must take a minimum of eight weeks of the summer; most projects take ten weeks. Martin A Dale '53 Fellowship (For Seniors) The Dale Fellowship enables an outstanding Princeton senior to devote the year following graduation to an independent project of extraordinary merit that will widen their experience of the world and significantly enhance their personal growth and intellectual development. The selection committee gives particular weight to the well-defined focus and feasibility of the project as well as to the integrity and intellectual or creative talent of the candidate. Learn more about the prize. Resources for Students Opportunities Visit the Advising site to explore a range of programs, from summer research opportunities and study abroad to internships and career exploration. Fellowship Advising Navigate the process of identifying and applying for scholarships, fellowships, and grants.