PEI-STEP Fellowship Program

Professor Oppenheimer teaching

Princeton students pursuing a doctoral degree may apply to earn a graduate certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) through a program offered by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

The PEI-STEP Fellowship Program (PEI-STEP) is the central component of PEI’s graduate program. This two-year program enables participating students from outside the Woodrow Wilson School to explore the environmental policy dimensions of their doctoral research.

Princeton graduate students in their first, second or third year of study may apply for the fellowship. Students who complete the program requirements are awarded a graduate certificate in STEP from the Woodrow Wilson School.

PEI-STEP graduate certificate students are required to complete three STEP-approved courses and produce an advanced policy paper often conceived as a policy chapter of their dissertation. Students also must identify a STEP adviser in addition to a thesis adviser from their home department.

For more information on program requirements, admission and funding, visit the PEI website.