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 Membership Chair Terri McNichol,  member Laura Kahn, past President Priscilla Keswani, former President Gloria Erlich, Member-at-large Joan Goldstein. .


Princeton Research Forum (PRF) is a community of independent scholars in the greater Princeton area. PRF was founded in 1980 to facilitate the scholarship of its members outside the academy. Members share their individual scholarly interests, fellowship, and expertise. To download or print information about PRF membership, click here.


Provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of members’ scholarly research in a multidisciplinary environment


Offers an institutional affiliation for independent scholars and facilitates access to research libraries, archives, and fellowships


Serves as a fiscal agent for the administration of members’ grants


Sponsors conferences, workshops, and exhibitions of interest to independent scholars and the public


PRF connects members to a network of colleagues through the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS), which is an affiliate of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

The Princeton Research Forum is a 501(c)3 private nonprofit corporation.

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