University Administrative Fellows

University Administrative Fellows

University Administrative Fellows gain a better understanding of the administrative units that make up a university.

This information is valuable for those preparing for the tenure-track job market, those preparing for careers in academic administration and for those looking for experience that will position them for careers beyond the academy.

The fellowship consists of working on a project under the direction of the host department, attending meetings when appropriate, and discussing with the host various aspects of the host’s position which includes specific responsibilities, organizational dynamics, external networks, etc. University Administrative Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend in addition to their normal support. Before accepting the fellowship, selected students must receive permission from their dissertation adviser(s) and must be in good academic standing.

2019-2020 University Administrative Fellows

  • Aderayo Sanusi

    "I have found the experience deeply rewarding because of the invaluable opportunity to leverage my ethnographic research skills while I also learns...
  • Amna Qayyum

    Amna Qayyum is a historian of modern South Asia with intersecting research and teaching interests in global economic history and modern Islamic...

  • Anne Kuhnen, GS, WWS

    Anne Kuhnen is an M.P.A. student in Economic Policy in the Woodrow Wilson School, and a University Administrative Fellow in the Survey Research...

  • Athena Li, GS, MOL

    "This is a place filled with excitement, energy, and enthusiasm. Great and meaningful connections are forged here every day. It is my great pleasure...



University Administrative Fellows Alumni/ae

  • Natalie Berkman, *18, FIT

    "Organizing the first Grad Student Career Meetup helped me to start picturing myself doing other things, and now I am happily managing academics at a...
  • Zoe Rose Buonaiuto, *19, HIS

    "Participating in the UAF program was one of the most formative experiences I had at Princeton. The program provided me important mentorship, a...
  • Caitlin Charos, *19, ENG

    "As a UAF, I found the structure, skill-building, and community I was looking for to make my graduate school experience more intentional. I highly...
  • Brandon Hunter-Pazzara, GS, ANT

    "Overall, the experience gave me insight into thinking about the university as an institution and the processes involved in creating new resources...




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