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Check out our special page with details about our change to HMEI and our many activities during the past eight months!

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There are several competitive senior thesis funds available through the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) to which undergraduates may apply for support of travel, research, and supplies for field research on an environmental topic in the U.S. and abroad.

Applications for senior thesis research support are coordinated through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE).

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On a limited basis, HMEI has resources to support areas of undergraduate opportunities with an environmental focus, including conference funding, independent and/or group research, and continuing HMEI-supported projects. The proposal requires an endorsement from a Princeton faculty member for any research focused projects. Requests will be reviewed by HMEI twice, yearly. Please contact Emily Ahmetaj with any questions regarding your proposal.

Funding applications will be available through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). Proposals are due in SAFE the first Friday in March for use of funds in late spring, summer, or early fall, and are due the first Friday in October for use of funds in late fall, winter, and early spring. Proposals will not be reviewed outside of the March/October deadlines.

As a result of restrictions related to COVID-19, HMEI will not be offering Independent Projects Funding in fall 2020 – the fall application cycle will remain closed. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to offer funding in spring 2021.

HMEI helps connect University undergraduate students to certain scholarship and fellowship programs – including the High Meadows Fellowship Program and the Princeton Project 55 Fellowships. HMEI also facilitates the application process for external opportunities, such as the Morris K. Udall Scholarship for students interested in work related to Native American nations or the environment. Students who enroll in the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies will receive email notifications of these opportunities as they arise. Please contact Amber Lee with any questions.