Apply Now; Fung Global Fellows Program at Princeton University, USA

The Fung Global Fellows Program is now open. Both U.S and foreign scholars are welcome to apply. The award is aimed to support up to six best candidates to stay in Princeton for one academic year doing research and other relevant academic activities. Please note, eligible candidates should hold a PhD within ten years of the proposed start date of the fellowship. Those are selected will receive a range of benefits as listed below.

Fellowship Description

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). 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. 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.

Award Value

Each of the winning fellows may expect to receive the benefit as follow:

  • Within the limits of its resources, it is the intent of the program to provide a salary that equals the base salary paid to a fellow at his or her home institution. In cases where the fellow’s base salary scale is significantly below the norm, salaries may be adjusted upward. Fellows will be eligible for health insurance through the Princeton University benefits plan.
  • Fellows have the privileges of a Visiting Research Scholar at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). They will receive office space and computer access. The program will assist fellows in finding appropriate furnished housing through the University Housing Office and private landlords. While secretarial assistance is not provided, PIIRS staff may assist with directing fellows to relevant offices and campus services.
  • The program will pay transportation costs for each fellow, and his or her spouse or domestic partner and for their child/children, with the following limitations: It will pay for the most economical means of transportation for one roundtrip for the fellow, spouse or partner, and children from and to his or her home institution. Travel funds for spouse or partner and children are restricted to persons accompanying a fellow for a substantial period of time, that is, at least two months. These funds are not intended for dependents takingbrief holidays in or outside the United States.
  • The program will pay for the shipment of books and papers that are necessary for the continuation of research. Typically, it is not necessary to bring many books, as the university library possesses over five million volumes, and those not in its collection are readily available through interlibrary loan. As fellows are expected to secure furnished lodgings during their period of residency, the program will provide only a relatively limited moving allowance.

Level and Area of Studies: Residential program for doing research and discussion on “Thinking globally.”

Host University: Princeton University, USA.

Eligibility and Criteria
All candidates are expected to meet all of the given criteria below:

  • Applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or the equivalent of an Anglo-American Ph.D.) within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship.
  • 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.
  • US citizens and non-citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply.
  • 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.

Eligible Nationality: International Students

Application Instruction
All of the required documents for this fellowship as follow:

  • Completed online application form
  • Cover letter (1.5 pages maximum)
  • Curriculum Vitae / Bibliography
  • Research proposal (maximum of 3 pages, single spaced)
  • 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 (on the application site, upload this document as “Other 1”). In addition, complete applications must also include: Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation in English.

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