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Fung Global Fellows Program

Princeton University, Institute for International and Regional Studies
Princeton, New Jersey
Closing date
Oct 19, 2021

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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 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. (Note: if the Covid-19 pandemic prevents a residency at Princeton, Fellows will remain in their home country and participate in the program remotely.) The number of candidates hired will depend on the qualifications of the overall applicant pools.  Candidates will be considered in two categories: (1) Postdoctoral research associates who received their doctorate from an institution outside of the United States and who, at the time of application, do not hold a tenure-track faculty appointment; (2) Early-career scholars employed outside the United States who have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or are an established independent scholar in the designated theme of the program. Early-career scholars will be appointed at the rank of Visiting Research Scholar.

In 2022-23 the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Sustainable Futures.” We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields – humanities, social science, natural science, engineering, technology, law, architecture – to examine varied notions and workable practices of sustainability. For more information about the theme of study please visit:

Applications due on November 15, 2021 (11:59pm EST). To be eligible, post-doctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. September 1, 2022 but cannot have more than two years of postdoctoral experience prior to the start of the appointment, September 1, 2022. If a postdoctoral candidate has turned in a final draft of their dissertation but not yet completed their Ph.D. before the start date, they may be temporarily appointed as a Senior Research Assistant with a 10% reduction in salary until providing verification of their Ph.D. degree. Early-career scholars must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2012. 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 the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.

Postdoctoral scholars may apply at:

Early-career scholars may apply at:

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Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.


Established in 2003, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is Princeton University’s international and regional studies center — 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.

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