Proposals for New Programs

Each year, the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science sponsors thematic programs focused on forefront issues in theoretical science selected from proposals submitted by Princeton Faculty and Center Postdoctoral Fellows. A core group of interested faculty and postdoctoral fellows will be in residence in the Center for the duration of each program and will organize pedagogical seminars, research seminars, and discussion groups on the chosen topic. The audience for the program activities will include the broader Princeton theory community, including faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and suitably prepared undergraduates.  

Proposals can be made by any Princeton Faculty or Center Postdoctoral Fellows, and may include additional organizers. A call for proposals (via email announcement) is made each March. In the case of especially urgent or timely topics, the Center is always prepared to respond to proposals outside the yearly cycle. Proposals are typically short (a page or two) and should include a short description, list of organizers and potential participants, proposed duration and acceptable dates, and an approximate budget. The typical proposal deadline is April 15 for a program to be run in the next academic year.

Proposals may range anywhere from 2-3 days (which is typical), to a few weeks, or even longer. Proposal review and selection is made by the Board of Center Faculty Fellows. Contributions to and/or sponsorship of any event does not constitute departmental or institutional endorsement of the specific program, speakers or views presented.

Contact Charlene Borsack, Center Manager at [email protected] with any questions.