Princeton Research Day is a celebration of the research, scholarly and creative work conducted by early-career researchers (undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and other early-career non-faculty researchers) from across the campus in the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and engineering.

Princeton Research Day 2021 is entirely online this year to allow the greatest number of presenters to participate.

Presentations will take the form of 3-minute videos that the students create and submit.

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March 31 – April 28: Students submit their 3-minute videos.
April 30: Videos are posted online, where judges will view and select presentations for awards and cash prizes.
May 6 at 4-5:30 PM (ET): The top videos will be featured at the live online #PRD21 Mainstage event, where awards will be presented. This online event is free and open to the public.


Several workshops are offered to help students prepare for PRD. Log in and sign up via MyPrincetonU. Some of these sessions have caps on the number of people who can attend so sign up soon! Sessions will be recorded where possible.

  • Crafting and Sharing Your Research Story – Tuesday, April 6, Noon-1:00 pm
  • Connection, Not Perfection: An Introduction to Public Speaking – Tuesday, April 6, 2:00-3:30 pm (registration capped at 15)
  • Clearly Communicating Complex Concepts – Thursday, April 8, Noon-1:00pm
  • Three-Minute Research: Adapting Your Graduate Work for PRD – Tuesday, April 13, 12:30-1:30pm (for graduate students only)
  • Visualizing Your Ideas – Wednesday, April 14, 11:00-Noon
  • Simple Language Science: Make Your Scientific Story Engaging and Accessible –  Thursday, April 15, 12:30-1:30 pm
  • After the Research – Presenting with Clarity and Enthusiasm – Friday, April 23, 1:00-2:30 pm (registration capped at 20)


Princeton Research Day is sponsored by the offices of the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Dean for Research, and the Provost.


Presented By

  • Office of the Dean of the College
  • Office of the Dean of the Faculty
  • Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
  • Office of the Dean for Research

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