Funding Opportunities

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to offer a number of funding opportunities for undergraduate students.

PLEASE NOTE:  University-sponsored international travel has been suspended until further notice, and domestic travel within the US is limited to essential trips.  Please refer to the University's Coronavirus website(link is external) for updated travel guidance.

Although University-sponsored international and domestic travel are not permitted at this time, support is available for non-travel related research expenses such as:

  • Surveys
  • Payments to human subjects (online interviews)
  • Photocopies
  • Data access
  • Books (only if a personal copy is needed; please note that the library will scan book chapters and articles on demand and will look to purchase e-copies of books; more information about Fall 2020 resources can be found here: https://library.princeton.edu/fall-2020/undergraduates)
  • Software (only if specific to research projects and not available through University license)
  • Academic conferences if online and if presenting

All applications for funding in support of undergraduate activities including summer study abroad, internships (not counting paid employment), senior thesis research and junior independent work or special projects (including individual student travel to conferences) will go through the Student Activities Funding Engine, or SAFE.

Senior Thesis Funding

Resources are available to assist students with the costs of senior thesis research including, when appropriate, travel abroad.  These funds are available only to Spanish and Portuguese concentrators.  Please discuss your plans with your advisor and/or the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 

Seniors may apply in the early fall for funds to conduct research during winter break/ intersession, while juniors (rising seniors) wishing to apply for summer research grants may apply in the spring.   

Application cycle for winter break/ intersession
Opens 11/16/20 and closes 12/06/20; for seniors

Application cycle for summer
Opens 02/19/21 and closes 03/21/21; for juniors (rising seniors)

Students seeking funds for senior thesis research should also apply to the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Junior Paper Funding

Resources are available to assist students with the costs of junior paper research including, when appropriate, travel abroad. These funds are available only to Spanish and Portuguese concentrators.  Please discuss your plans with your advisor and/or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Application cycle for winter break/ intersession
Opens 11/16/20 and closes 12/06/20; for juniors

Application cycle for summer
Opens 04/01/21 and closes 05/15/21; for sophomores (rising juniors)

​Princeton in Argentina, Princeton in Portugal and Princeton in Spain

Students with financial need who are admitted to ​the Princeton in ArgentinaPrinceton in Portugal or Princeton in Spain programs will automatically be considered for a partial scholarship.

Contacts

Manager, Finance and Administration:
Karen Gonzalez

Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Javier Guerrero