Resources and Opportunities
Graduate student housing information
The Graduate Student Housing website contains information on the draw process, housing and dining costs, and apartment policies.
Graduate Economics Club and graduate student government
Department support and university wellness resources
Pursuing a Ph.D. is a unique and challenging experience, and it’s not uncommon for students to experience stress or other hardships. Students should know that faculty and staff from both the department and the university are always available for support and consultation. No matter the issue or concern, students shouldn’t hesitate to reach out for help.
Who to talk to
While students are welcome to reach out to any staff or faculty member, students who are unsure of who to talk to first can start with the following contacts.
First and second year students can contact Director of Graduate Studies Jakub Kastl. Students in their third year and beyond should contact their academic advisor. Remember: Advisors are available not only for academic questions, but for any concerns—academic or not—related to completing the program.
Students may also contact Graduate Program Administrator Laura Hedden with any questions or concerns. If Laura isn’t the appropriate person to assist with a particular issue, she will connect the student with the necessary resources.
Finally, students should feel free to reach out directly to on-campus health and wellness resources. The contact information for these resources is listed below.
Login for employees and graduate students: https://www.myliferesource.com/mlro/mbLogon.aspx
McCosh Health Center Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)
SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Advising Resources and Education
The Graduate School Office of Student Life
Office of Disability Services
The Graduate Economics Club
Students can reach out to members of the Graduate Economics Club for peer support.
Graduate students in Economics, Politics, and Psychology can apply to the Fund for Experimental Social Sciences in order to carry out lab experiments outside Princeton, field experiments, online experiments, or anything that sounds like an experiment.
If you are interested in applying for support for your experimental research, please write up a short (5-10 page) substantive proposal and a budget. These proposals will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis, as they come in, by a committee of one member from each department. Proposals will be accepted starting immediately and until the funds are exhausted. Send your proposals to the Department Chair.