Tiger Challenge 2021 - 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 2021. If you are interested in projects that have already begun, or for projects beginning in June 2019, June 2020, 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 7 to August 13, 2021; a year-long studio course in the 2021-2022 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 2022 or in the 2022-2023 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 2021 Challenges
Challenges to begin in June 2021: (subject to final confirmation in March)


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 Here's Hard History challenge:
How might we design a proper practice and strengthen the teaching and learning standards of disseminating hard history through education?

C. The Sustainable Reusables challenge:
How might we better understand the promises of eco-friendly bag alternatives within the context of the upcoming statewide single-use plastic and paper bag ban, such that the actions deliver the intent?

D. The Maker/Taker challenge:
How might we alter pre-existing, embedded assumptions about the role immigrants play in U.S. society? 

How might we uncover technological bias and prejudice, and design interventions to fight against anti-racist systems?

*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!
Let's get to know you!

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