EEB Grad Student Guide

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This Wiki serves as a guide for graduate students in Princeton University's Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. The information contained here is written by grad students and is primarily maintained by the grad student representatives (currently Albert Kao and Sam Rabin for the 2012-2013 academic year). It is an evolving, dynamic document, and any grad student is welcome to edit the content. Please contact Albert or Sam if you'd like access to the Wiki, or if you'd like them to change or add something.

Use the Table of Contents to the right to navigate through the Wiki. You'll find information about departmental requirements for completing a Ph.D. (although the information listed here should be correct, please see the department's official policy document for the actual letter of the law); a rough guide to what each year of grad school will be like; information about stipend funding; important things to know when embarking on a research project; and a description of campus resources, departmental social activities, and typical extracurricular activities.

In addition to this Wiki, you can consult with other grad students, administrative staff (especially Lolly O'Brien), and the faculty (especially the Director of Graduate Students, currently Andy Dobson for the 2012-2013 academic year) for more information or advice!



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For Prospective Students
If you are a prospective student, we recommend that you start at the official department website for information about the department and a list of current faculty. In addition, check out the websites of the faculty members and read about their interests and a few of their papers to see who you may be interested in working with. If your interests align with any of theirs, contact them early in the application process to see if they are taking students and if they may be interested in working with you. Applications for admission are usually due in December for enrollment the following fall.


Initially written in 2004 by Marissa Baskett, Jayatri Das, Nathan Gregory, and Duncan Menge, converted to wiki format in September 2009 by Sarah Batterman and Allison Shaw. Last updated May 2013 by Albert Kao.

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