Friday, June 2, 2023

Fung Global Fellowship program for Fellows (2021-2022)


Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is looking for seven exceptional fellows from around the world to visit Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing, and collaboration as the ninth cohort of Fung Global Fellows. Six will engage in their fellowship virtually; one will be on campus.

If you are an ambitious early-career scholar and fit in the category, this fellow grant is for you!

Sponsoring Agency: PIIRS

Type of Fund: Fellowship

Deadline: January 10, 2022


  • Fellowships for the Early Career and Postdoctoral fellowships are for the entire academic year, from September 2022 to June 2023.
  • Within the limits of its resources, it is the intent of the Program to provide a salary for Early Career and Senior Fellows that equal the normal salary paid to a Fellow at his or her home institution. In cases where the Fellow’s base salary scale at their home institution is significantly below the norm, salaries may be adjusted upward to take this into account. Postdoctoral Fellow salaries are set and updated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the level of support for the first year is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when the award is issued. Fellows will be eligible for (health) insurance through the Princeton University benefits plan.
  • Fellows will receive research funds.
  • If completing a physical fellowship at Princeton, Fellows are given office space, computer access in a suite dedicated to the Program, as well as access to the Firestone Library. The Program assists the Fellows in finding appropriate housing through the University Housing Office and private landlords if a Fellow wishes it.
  • If completing a physical fellowship at Princeton, 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, partner and children from and to his or her home institution. Travel funds for a spouse, partner and children are restricted to persons accompanying a Fellow for a substantial period of time, by which we mean at least two months. These funds are not intended for dependents taking brief holidays in the United States.
  • If completing a physical fellowship at Princeton, the Program will pay for the shipment of books and papers that are necessary for the continuation of research, but not for the shipment of household goods. It should not normally be necessary to bring many books. The University Library possesses over five million books and others are quickly available on inter-library loan. Fellows are advised not to send research materials by sea, since they are often months late in arriving. Since Fellows are expected to secure furnished lodgings during their period of residency, the Program will provide only limited funds for shipment of household goods each way.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Early-career scholars will be appointed at the rank of Visiting Research Scholar. Eligible are scholars who received their Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship: for the 2022-23 program that is no earlier than September 1, 2012. No exceptions will be made. 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.
  • Early-career applicants must hold a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or be established independent scholars outside the United States 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 regions.
  • 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.
  • If COVID-related health and travel laws and University policy prevent a physical residency at Princeton, Fellows will remain in their home country and participate in the program remotely. If restrictions are lifted, then Fellows would be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation, office hours, and the like. Whether a Fellow is appointed virtually or physically, they will be expected to participate in a course related to the theme of study, attend seminars, workshops, and other events organized by the program, as well as present their ongoing projects in seminars. Fellows will have access to Firestone Library and will be able to engage in a wide range of events and activities across campus.

For more information, visit PIIRS.


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