For Graduate Students & Postdocs

Writing in Graduate School and beyond brings new challenges.  Not only do writers encounter different settings and documents, they must develop sustainable, self-directed, and productive strategies for managing successful research communications, including:

  • Understanding new audiences and formats such as proposals, abstracts, dissertations, and journal articles.
  • Obtaining useful feedback on works in progress and incorporating it into revision.
  • Establishing scholarly practices to maintain motivation and focus over months and years.
The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual appointments to student writers across all levels and disciplines.

Graduate Writing Courses in Science & Engineering

The Princeton Writing Program offers three half-term courses on scientific writing so that graduate students and postdocs at any stage of their careers can develop the practices that support scientific communication through cogent and rigorous written analysis.

Graduate Writing Courses in Social Sciences & Humanities

The Princeton Writing Program offers a half-term course on writing for publication in the qualitative Social Sciences and Humanities so that graduate students at any stage of their careers can develop the practices necessary for a productive, sustainable approach to research and success in their academic professions.

Resources for Proposal Writers

Writers developing their proposals will find a range of resources available at Princeton to support their writing.

Dissertation Boot Camps

Dissertation Boot Camp is here to help you get back into your writing rhythm! All the central elements of a productive Boot Camp—space to write, focused writing time, camaraderie, and the opportunity to reflect on the writing process.

Postdoc Proposal Writing Boot Camps

Postdoc Proposal Writing Boot Camp is a two full-day intensive immersion into the ecosystems of research funding, proposal writing, and application review.