Dissertation Boot Camps

Princeton Graduate Students: The cold weather may be driving us indoors, but don't let that stop you from making progress on your writing! Dissertation Boot Camp is here to help you remain productive. 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—have been reimagined for a remote format, so we can safely and productively make strides toward those elusive but achievable letters: P H D.

Weekly Schedule

The January 2022 Dissertation Boot Camp runs in a virtual format from Monday, January 3 to Friday, January 7. The launch and plenary debrief sessions are required, plus participation in at least 5 of the 8 writing sessions & debriefs.

Monday
January 3
Tuesday
January 4
Wednesday
January 5
Thursday
January 6
Friday
January 7

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Launch Session: Goals, Schedule, and Working from Home (Required)

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Plenary Debrief Session (Required)

Registration

Dissertation Boot Camp has limited enrollment. Priority consideration is given based on applicant's proximity to graduation and year in program; other considerations include prioritizing first-time applicants and disciplinary diversity among participants.

A motivational deposit of $50 is required; all accepted participants must sign a form indicating that $50 will be charged to your student account if you do not complete the requirements of Boot Camp.

To apply, please submit this application form. The final deadline to apply is Friday, December 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis leading up to this deadline. (Please note that you must be logged in to your Princeton Google account to access the form. If you do not yet have a Princeton Google account, please follow these instructions to request one.)

A joint initiative of the Princeton Writing Program and the Graduate School