Class Years Eligible
Princeton Astrophysics runs the Undergraduate Summer Research Program in which students carryout research projects under the supervision of faculty and postdoc advisors. Students selected for this program (similar to a REU program) can participate in projects with a range of levels of difficulty and sophistication, spanning all of experimental, observational, theoretical, and computational astronomy. In addition to gaining valuable experience in research, a great way to explore pursuing a career in the field, the program also organizes weekly colloquia and seminars to teach the students about many aspects of astronomical research.
Number of Projects / Participants in Previous Year
Number of Weeks
Type of Support
Student participants are paid on a biweekly basis of 40 hours/week and receive funding to cover half of the costs associated with campus housing.
The program capstone is a day of (mandatory) presentations from each student, enthusiastically attended by many members of the department. Each student must also submit a short research report.