Visiting Research Scholar (Senior) - Fung Global Fellows Program

Princeton, NJ
Jun 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

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). The program will select one senior scholar 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. The fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar employed outside the United States who has received their doctorate before 2009. They must have a faculty appointment and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Senior candidates will be expected to return to his/her position after the conclusion of the fellowship. They also must have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibited unusual intellectual promise. During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be "Thinking Globally." How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal for the 2019-20 cohort will be to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We will also explore how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region. Applications are due by November 9, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST). 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. For more information on eligibility requirements and the Fung Global Fellows Program see The following items will need to be submitted by the applicant, in English: - Submit online application at the following link: - Cover letter (1.5 pages maximum) - Curriculum Vitae (including publications) - 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 current employer affirming that, should an offer be made, the applicant would be permitted to accept it and to spend the academic year 2019-2020 at Princeton University -The names and email addresses for three referees, who will be contacted with an invitation to upload their letter of recommendation to the online application system


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