Dissertation Boot Camps

Princeton Graduate Students: As we transition into the summer, 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 virtual format. Get your summer started off right by developing and refining healthy habits and practices around work and writing with colleagues from across the disciplines.

Weekly Schedule

The June 2022 Dissertation Boot Camp runs in a virtual format from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10. The launch and plenary debrief sessions are required, plus participation in at least 5 of the 8 writing sessions & debriefs.

Monday
June 6
Tuesday
June 7
Wednesday
June 8
Thursday
June 9
Friday
June 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT
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 is required for participation; 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 Monday, May 23 at 12 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