Tiger Challenge - Application

Thank you for applying to Princeton University's Tiger Challenge program in the Keller Center. For any questions, please contact us. You can find more information about all the challenges on the Tiger Challenge website

This application is for projects beginning June 2020. If you are interested in projects that have already begun, or for projects beginning in June 2019 or beyond, please contact us

The application for Social Impact Designer in the Tiger Challenge is a Princeton University Fellowship that is: full-time from June 8 to August 14, 2020; a year-long studio course in the 2020-2021 academic year (full-year counts as one course credit; eligible to fulfill the breath course requirement for the ENT Cert); and the option to run a pilot in summer 2021 or in the 2021-2022 academic year (for JP/Thesis or course-credit). 

All years and majors, undergraduates and graduates, are encouraged to apply. Tiger Challenge is eligible to fulfill the practicum requirement for the Entrepreneurship Certificate. 

Summer 2020 Challenges

*Don't see one that captures your interest? Already started a design-thinking project? Consider helping put together a topic for future Tiger Challenge cohorts: Propose a Topic!
Challenges to begin in June 2020:


A. Program Associates: Helping run and design the Tiger Challenge program itself! (Prerequisite, any one of: Tiger Challenge, EGR200, EGR381, EGR487, or FRS143)

B. The Vaping Epidemic challenge. How might we design the appropriate response to tackle the issue of vaping at its core?  

C. The Buyout and Buoyancy challenge. How might we better understand the promises and limits of government buyout programs, or the acquisition of land in flood zones, as a proactive preventive strategy for coping with climate change? 

D. The Representations in Redistricting challenge. How might we increase public awareness in the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, and to increase participation and mobilization of local communities to ensure fair representations in the process of redrawing electoral maps? 

E. The Restoration of Identity and Heritage challenge. How might we help redefine how newly-(re)discovered identity and heritage are incorporated or (re)introduced into existing histories? 

We are assembling multi-disciplinary teams with diverse personalities, backgrounds, and interests. Placement on a team is not solely based on qualifications but also fit.
Application Questions

Creative Exercise: Read the 5 Tiger Challenge role cards below:

Thank you for applying to the Tiger Challenge! 
Should you have any questions, please contact Jessica Leung at leungjj@princeton.edu