Welcome to Princeton Research Day

Considering presenting at Princeton Research Day? Here's what you should know.

What is Princeton Research Day?

  • Each year, our campus comes together at Princeton Research Day to celebrate the research and creative endeavors of early-career researchers and scholars.
  • The event provides undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and other early-career researchers with the opportunity to communicate about their work using everyday language and emphasizing the importance of communicating across disciplinary lines.
  • PRD is open to presenters from all areas of study, including the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, the arts and humanities.
  • To see previous presentations, visit the gallery of 2021 videos.

What is the format for PRD this year?

  • In 2022, PRD will be held online and in-person. Check back for details.
  • You'll create a 3-minute video presentation describing your research, performance, artistic work and other creative expression.
  • Upload your video via our Submit page starting March 28, 2022.
  • Video submissions will be posted online for all to view starting April 29, and our panel of judges will evaluate the submissions for prizes and awards.
  • The program will culminate in #PRD22 Mainstage, a showcase of the top videos coupled with awards for outstanding contributions. 
  • #PRD22 Mainstage will be held online and in-person on May 5, 2022. It is free and open to the public. Visit the Attend page to register.

Who can present?

Princeton undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral and other early career researchers and scholars of any major or discipline can present at Princeton Research Day.

Why present?

  • Develop your ability to explain complex topics to general audiences
  • Get coaching on online presentation skills
  • Share your work with friends, family and colleagues inside and outside of your specialty
  • Bolster your resume/CV
  • Earn monetary prizes and awards

What types of works can you present?

  • Seminar paper
  • Summer research internship project
  • Junior independent work
  • Senior thesis research
  • Dissertation project
  • Postdoctoral research
  • Creative work in the arts (includes short performances, readings, film and video screenings, exhibition of artwork)
  • More


  • Can present research conducted with a faculty member from an outside university
  • Can co-present with up to three other students or researchers, provided they submit the same video
  • Can present research that is in the early stages
    • If your research or creative work is not complete by the video submission deadline, consider making a video of your work in progress.
  • Are responsible for ensuring that their presentation will not endanger later publication or intellectual property filings, as Princeton Research Day is a public event. While we expect that participants will share their intention to present with their faculty advisers and supervisors, official approval from an adviser or supervisor is not required during the application process.

Next steps

Ready for PRD? Continue to the Prepare page to learn more about creating your 3-minute presentation.

Want to get on our mailing list for 2022? Fill out our interest form.