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Princeton University is inviting applications from early career faculty members, senior scholars and post-doctoral researchers working in the social sciences and the humanities for the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) for AY 2020-2021. Fellows will be in residence in Princeton for 1 academic year, which is 10 months from 1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021, for research, writing, and collaboration. The topic for the 2020-21 program is “Thinking Globally.” The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders.  The goal of the 2020-21 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different.

Candidates will be considered in 3 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.
  3. Senior 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 and postdoctoral scholars will be selected to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year; senior scholars will be selected to be in residence at Princeton between 3 to 10 months during the academic year.  All candidates must be based outside the United States.

Fellows are also 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.


Early Career and Senior Fellows will be paid a salary that equals the normal salary paid to a fellow at their 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 and other benefits through the Princeton University benefits plan and will receive research funds.

Fellows will be given office space and computer access and access to the Firestone Library. The Program will pay transportation costs for each Fellow, and his or her spouse or domestic partner and for their child/children, but the travel costs will be by the most economical means of transportation for 1 roundtrip for the Fellow, spouse, 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 at least 2 months.

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.


All U.S. citizens and non-citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply.

Those applying under the Early-Career Scholars category must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship. For the 2020-21 program, this means they must have received their PhD no earlier than 1 September 2010. 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.

Those applying as Senior Scholars must have received their doctorate before 1 September 2010. They must be employed outside the U.S., have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or are established independent scholars. Senior candidates will be expected to return to their positions after the conclusion of the fellowship.

Eligible Postdoctoral Scholars are individuals who have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before 1 July 2020 but cannot have received their degrees more than 2 years prior to the start of the appointment on 1 September 2020. Applicants must be individuals who have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise.

See the Official Website for details of eligibility requirements specific to each of the 3 Fellowships.


Applications are to be done online by 15 November 2019.

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