Princeton University  Chapel

Fred Fox Fund

Social event at Murray-DodgeThe Fred Fox Fund gives up to 70 awards a year.

We seek to fund projects, which include thesis research and independent study, that are conceived by the individual student and relevant to his/her course of study. 

The amount of money granted depends on the applicant’s initiative, imagination and clarity of purpose.

Gives funding for a single activity only.

Does not give funding for the same project twice.

Does not grant retroactive funding.  

Does not dispense petty cash or pay for binding, reproduction, presentation of findings, or cellphones.

Does not allow a student to retain funds if plans change, a project is not completed, or a program is canceled. In any such case, the student must inform the Fred Fox office and return funds promptly. If the applicant decides to pursue plans other than those for which funding was originally sought, a new application must be submitted by the applicable deadline.

At the conclusion of your project, you are required to write a brief report directed to the Fred Fox Committee and sent via email to sismondo@princeton.edu. Reports are due March 1 for fall/winter funding recipients and October 1 for spring/summer recipients.

Additional Requirements

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH SAFE (princeton.edu/studentfunding).  NO OTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

  •  PERSONAL STATEMENT up to 2 pages describing the activity, what you hope to achieve with it, and how it is relevant to your course of study (project statement on the SAFE application form does not suffice)
  •  SEPARATE FACULTY RECOMMENDATION  via SAFE with the exception of internship projects - those letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to sismondo@princeton.edu   (recommender’s Q/A on SAFE does not suffice). Must be uploaded by application  deadline
  •  RESUME with academic, extracurricular, and employment information, uploaded to this site
  •  TRANSCRIPT uploaded to this site
  •  INTERVIEW for select candidates with members of the Class of ’78

Please check SAFE for both fall and spring application deadlines.  Also see post-project requirement!

Post-Project Requirement

At the conclusion of your project you are required to write a brief report directed to the Committee and sent via email to sismondo@princeton.edu. Reports are due March 1 for fall/winter funding recipients and September 15 for spring/summer recipients.

Here is the link to the application portal for this funding opportunity.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Fred Fox Biography