Princeton’s new pre-doctoral fellowship aims to help diversify academic pipeline

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020
by Emily Aronson


Princeton’s Graduate School has launched a new pre-doctoral fellowship, which will fund students to study at Princeton for a year before they enroll as first-year Ph.D. students. Students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply for the new fellowship, which is among University efforts to increase diversity on campus and within academia.

The program is intended for students who would benefit from an additional year of training before pursuing a doctoral degree. Fellows become first-year Ph.D. students at Princeton following successful completion of the program.

The fellowship began as a pilot program last academic year and continues this year with a small group of students sponsored by engineering, natural sciences and humanities departments.