Princeton University Fung Global Fellows Program


Award Amount: Varies

Number of Awards: 6

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

At Princeton University, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Center for Research is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2008. The University invites applications from scholars whose work addresses the topic (Interdependence)in any historical period or world region and from any disciplinary background. Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.

Host Institution:

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is Princeton’s center for research was established in 2003, promoting research, learning, and dialogue on world cultures and issues of global importance. The Institute provides funding and support for a wide range of programs and activities aimed at advancing understanding of international issues in global, comparative, societal and cultural perspectives and at fostering sustained interdisciplinary conversation in international and regional studies among Princeton faculty and students.


To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • Eligible are scholars who received their Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship, for the 2018-19 programs that are no earlier than September 1, 2008. The receipt of the Ph.D. is determined by the date on which all requirements for the degree at the applicant’s home institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation, were fulfilled.
  • Applicants must hold a position outside the United States of America at the time of application, to which they are expected to return at the conclusion of the fellowship.
  • Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but are still at the beginning of their careers. Criteria for the fellowship include the strength of the candidate’s research projects, the relationship of those projects to the program’s theme, the candidate’s previous scholarly work, the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life and intellectual exchange of the program, and the candidate’s work experience outside the United States. The selection committee is looking to establish a cohort of fellows whose work represents diverse analytical approaches and disciplinary backgrounds and addresses a wide variety of places.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Fellows must be in residence in Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship (September 1 – June 30) so that they can interact with one another and participate actively in the program’s seminars and other events on campus. Fellows are also expected to present their ongoing projects in seminars organized by the program.

How to Apply:

In order to apply, the applicant can submit online application go through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

The following items will need to be submitted by the applicant, in English:

  • Cover letter (1.5 pages maximum)
  • Curriculum Vitae (including publications)
  • Research proposal (maximum of 3 pages, single-spaced): The 2018-19 program topic is ”Interdependence”.
  • One writing sample (article or book chapter, maximum of 50 pages)
  • An official letter from the applicant’s employer affirming that, should the fellowship be awarded, the applicant would be permitted to accept it and to spend the academic year 2018-2019 at Princeton University
  • Names and email addresses of three referees, who will be contacted with an invitation to upload their letter of recommendation to the online application system

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record and ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but who are still early in their careers.

Application Deadline:

Applications are due on November 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

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