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Henry, Procter and Choate Fellowships


Procter Fellowships to Princeton University

The Graduate School of Princeton University offers four Jane Eliza Procter Visiting Fellowships (Procter Fellowships) to “young British and French scholars”. Two recommendations are made by the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, one recommendation is made by the University of Cambridge and one upon the recommendation of the University of Oxford. The selection and nomination of candidates from Oxford and Cambridge is undertaken by the Trustees of the Henry Fund.  

A Procter Fellowship lasts for one year and is a visiting award, consequently students are not obtaining any formal degree at Princeton. Fellows are free to take courses at the University, to meet with faculty on an informal basis and to use the library and other research facilities, as well as the health services of the University. 

Fellows live in the Graduate College at Princeton and will be required to devote themselves to advanced study and investigation in “a branch of subjects of one of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, exclusive of professional, technical or commercial subjects”. During the tenure of the Fellowship, a Fellow must not engage in teaching or in any other remunerative work.   

These awards enable Fellows to attend the Graduate School of Princeton University. The nominations to Princeton are formally made by the English Trustees of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The final appointment is made by Princeton University, after the nomination has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate academic Department of the University.  


The Trustees of the Fund

The Trustees of the Henry Fund recommend candidates for the Procter Fellowships.  For more information about the Trustees and for a list of current Trustees, please click here