To inspire leading-edge graduate-level study, PLAS offers a limited number of summer grants for pre-dissertation and dissertation research. The program features funding via three, PLAS-supported channels:
- PLAS Summer Travel Grants: These grants are offered directly through PLAS.
- William Ebenstein Student Research Fund: Endowed by Bradley N. Currey, Jr. ’51, the fund gives preference to students from Latin America.
- Kingston Family Fund for Student Research: Endowed by Timothy Kingston ‘87, M. Kingston ‘62 P87 P92, and C.K. Pflaum ‘92, the fund gives preference to those conducting research in or about Chile.
- Graduate students conducting relevant pre-dissertation or dissertation research
- Students must be able to work in the local language of the region visited (Note: Grants do not cover language training, except for indigenous languages not taught at Princeton.)
- Funding: Up to $3,500
- Application cycles: Summer
- Funding covers: Air and ground travel (coach only), room and board, living expenses
- Not covered: Equipment, materials, and other expenditures
Upon return, graduate students submit a narrative evaluation of progress made toward their research goals.
PLAS should be acknowledged in any publications, conference talks, or papers resulting from the published research.