Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Princeton University’s culture and unique characteristics are strengthened by its diversity. As articulated in the University’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion, which was included in the University’s Report of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, dated September 2013, “Princeton University is a community devoted to excellence in education and scholarship. We believe that only by including people with a broad range of experiences and perspectives are we able to realize our potential—to expand our capacity for teaching and learning, to increase opportunities for innovative research, and to equip students for lives of service and leadership in an increasingly pluralistic society. Thus, the goals of excellence and diversity are inextricably linked.”

The Physics Department has partnered with the Graduate School to offer a one-year fully funded fellowship that includes an offer of regular admission to the Physics PhD program the following year.

The Physics Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program has the following features:

  • Advanced undergraduate classes or graduate classes in statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, classical mechanics and other advanced topics.
  • Participate in independent research with one of the research groups. See the department web sites for information on research activities in the departments.


Members of groups who contribute to the University’s diversity—including members of groups that have been historically and are presently underrepresented in the academy (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from first generation/low income backgrounds, etc.) and those who have made active contributions to enhancing access, diversity, and inclusion in the sponsoring departments field—are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be legally authorized to work/study in the United States at the time of submitting the application and for the duration of the program.  

If you would like more information on this fellowship and how to apply please click on this link which will direct you to the Graduate school website.

Further Information on program features please contact Professor Simone Giombi (DGS) (Physics Department, [email protected]) or Katherine Lamos (Graduate Program Administrator, [email protected]).