FALL 2021 deadline for applications is OCTOBER 31, 2021
CSDP invites CSDP-affiliated graduate students to apply for research funding to support projects relevant to democratic politics. Grant applications will be reviewed by the CSDP Executive Committee and awarded on the basis of scientific merit, feasibility, and likelihood of leading to published research and/or substantial improvement in the student’s doctoral dissertation. There is no formal grant maximum, but the overall pool of grant money is limited and more economical proposals of similar quality will receive preference. In addition, any proposal requesting in excess of $5000 must include documentation of submission to outside agencies or foundations (such as NSF).
Solo grants are available up to two times during the student’s graduate studies at Princeton (any additional co-PI grants are at the discretion of the executive committee). We anticipate that most of these CSDP grants will go to 3rd and 4th year graduate students.
Successful applicants will be required to submit to CSDP a brief (no more than one page) statement at the conclusion of the related work, confirming how the grant funds were spent, and summarizing the research methodology and key findings.
The application form will ask you to provide the name of your committee chair or primary adviser, so that CSDP can solicit a note from him/her that indicates his/her confidence in the scientific rigor and value of the proposed research project. You should also be prepared to list any other funding sources to which you've applied or plan to apply for support for this project.
Applications must include:
IV. Plan for IRB approval. For proposals involving human subjects, approval by the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is required before CSDP will transfer monies or reimburse costs.