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PEI-STEP Program Application Form

2017 Application

Details regarding the PEI-STEP Program, including awards and eligibility, are provided on PEI's website. Please contact Professor Michael Oppenheimer (omichael@Princeton.edu), Director of the PEI-STEP Program, for guidance in proposal development.

PEI-STEP students must identify a STEP adviser in addition to a thesis adviser from their home department. The STEP adviser is expected to be included on the student’s dissertation committee.

Core STEP Faculty include:

Christopher F. Chyba, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and International Affairs
Edward W. Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs
Alexander Glaser, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Public and international Affairs
Bryan Grenfell, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs
Denise L. Mauzerall, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs
Michael Oppenheimer, Program Director; Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs
Frank N. von Hippel, Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus, Senior Research Physicist
​Elke Weber, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Energy and the Environment, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs , Woodrow Wilson School
David Wilcove, Professor of Public Affairs and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017

Please review this application form in its entirety before beginning. If you close the application before completing it, your entries will not be saved. All application materials must be submitted together electronically by the deadline date; nothing will be accepted on paper.


Your completed application consists of the following elements, all of which must be uploaded to this form.

The below project description should include the questions your project will address, the environmental policy implications of your research, the methods you will use in your research, how you will use your disciplinary background, and the additional skills you hope to gain from this project.

Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml rar zip.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml.

  • Letter from your thesis adviser. Please request that he/she complete the online thesis commitment form and review the PEI-STEP announcement found on the PEI-STEP website.
  • Your PEI-STEP Adviser must complete a letter of endorsement as well. Please request that he/she complete the online PEI-STEP Adviser Form and review the PEI-STEP announcement found on the PEI-STEP website.