Frequently Asked Questions
Before applying for a grant
No; this is a competitive process.
We seek to fund proposals on new, important, and original topics. Researchers from all fields are considered, with priority given to projects involving new perspectives on Minor White.
Research grants can be fulfilled between late May and early September in any given year.
Grant recipients may request day passes to the Princeton University Library during their stays.
No, these grants are not eligible for visa sponsorship. If you are not an American citizen, you should consult with your home institution about visa issues before applying/traveling.
Yes. U.S. citizens will need to report the grant as income. All others will have 30% tax withheld from their awards; however, if your country has a tax treaty with the United States, you may recover the taxes by filing a U.S. tax return in the year following your trip.
After applying for a grant
After submitting my application, will I receive notification that it has been received and is complete?
All applicants will receive an auto-response confirming that their email has been received, but applicants are responsible for submitting complete applications, including the two letters of recommendation. Due to the volume of applications and letters of recommendation received just prior to the deadline, personalized responses are not possible, and requests for confirmation of completion cannot be accommodated.
All applicants will be informed by the end of March.
After being awarded a grant
If you are an American citizen, you will complete an online process in advance of your trip to campus. A check will be ready for you during or just after your stay. For foreign nationals, the same process applies, but the forms required vary. Once all paperwork is submitted, it takes about three weeks for a check to be issued.