for Community Partners

Inspire students and gather the latest research by collaborating with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) at Princeton University. ProCES works with a wide range of community organizations in the Princeton-Trenton area and beyond to address community priorities while providing meaningful learning experiences for students in their coursework or required academic projects. Collaboration with ProCES typically occurs through courses, summer internships, or independent student research. 

Partnering with ProCES begins with a conversation to learn about what information or data would be most helpful to further your organization's mission and work. To start that process, contact our program coordinator, Maria Lockwood, at [email protected].

Collaborate on a Princeton course project

ProCES facilitates collaborations between community partners, faculty, and students through course projects that benefit all stakeholders.  ProCES courses range from molecular biology to Spanish to theater.  For example, in an urban studies and documentary film-making course, students create micro-documentaries that explore the lives of Trentonians and the issues Trenton faces.  Students in a molecular biology course created a handout for parents for the Princeton Nursery School with recommendations of how to expand their children’s palates.  In an anthropology course,  students interviewed elderly participants in an art course run by the Arts Council of Princeton to document the impact of the programming on health. Browse a list of ProCES courses to see the variety of topics covered in courses we support. 

Partner with students on their independent research

As part of their required academic work, every Princeton student undertakes a senior thesis research project in their academic discipline.  ProCES supports students' community-engaged thesis projects by:

-providing resources and opportunities for students to conduct research that benefits a domestic or international non-profit organization in or outside of ProCES's network; 

-annually awarding exceptional senior theses with the Dean Hank Dobin Prize in Community-Engaged Independent Work.  Awardees' short reports are publicly available.

Contact our program coordinator, Maria Lockwood, to start exploring how your organization's research or information needs can be addressed in a senior thesis project.