Call for Faculty Proposals - Summer Research Projects

Call for Faculty Proposals - Summer Research Projects

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities invites proposals for collaborative faculty-student summer research projects. These projects may include examinations of archives, work with data sets, the creation of maps, the development of renderings and/or visualizations, conducting interviews, and other initiatives not listed here. We are interested in projects that relate to research themes elaborated in the Princeton Mellon Initiative, including cities and urbanism (and any other constructs of place/space/geography/region), the built and natural environments, architecture and design, and broader thematics such as visual and material culture, gender, race and ethnicity, and infrastructure.

Each project can involve up to 50 hours of student work for a maximum of $1,000 per student. We can, of course, support smaller projects requiring fewer hours. For larger projects, work may be split among students, and we will accept proposals for multiple student workers for larger undertakings.

Faculty may apply with student researchers in mind, or the Initiative can match students with researchers. A separate call for student researchers will be issued if needed.

Proposals can be as short as one page (though we will accept longer documents). Please include an outline of the research subject, an explanation of the sources and outcome (book chapter, article, course development, public program, etc.), workplan, and any skills and experiences required for researchers involved with the project. If appropriate, please include whether you have specific mentoring goals in helping students refine certain methods and research skills in undertaking this research.

If you have access to other research funds to supplement this initiative, please include a note to that effect with any relevant details in your proposal; we appreciate the opportunity to stretch our limited resources to employ as many students as possible in productive, rewarding work.

To submit proposals, and for questions, please email Aaron Shkuda,

Deadline: May 17, 2021