Financial Support for Graduate Research

The Research Program in Political Economy supports a program of financial assistance for outstanding research proposals by graduate students in Princeton's departments of Politics and Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School.

The program consists of support in small amounts ($100-$2000) designed to cover expenses incurred by graduate students in research projects at the intersection of economics and politics. These expenses may include the purchase of software, data, and other research materials as well as travel necessary to the research project. The program does not cover the purchase of equipment or travel to conferences. Interested applicants should submit a clear research proposal, an explicit budget justification, and a CV to Thomas Romer at the Woodrow Wilson School. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, but applications should be made well in advance of the desired date of the funds.


RPPE sponsors short visits (up to three weeks) to Princeton by scholars who work on topics in political economy. While in residence, visitors present a seminar on their current research and interact with students and faculty associates of RPPE.