The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Fung Global Fellows Program. Scholars are chosen annually by the program to spend an academic year in residence at Princeton where they will do research and hold discussions centered around a common topic. Two categories of candidates will be evaluated.
(1) Postdoctoral research associates who obtained their doctorate from a non-US institution and who, at the time of application, do not hold a tenure-track faculty appointment;
(2) Early-career scholars working outside of the US who have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or are an established independent scholar in the program’s designated theme.
Early career academics will have the position of Visiting Research Scholar. The qualifications of the total applicant pools will determine how many candidates are hired.
- For the academic year 2023-24 and the third year in a row, the theme of Fung Global Fellows Program is “Sustainable Futures.” The program welcomes applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields, including social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, technology, law, architecture, and humanities, who analyze the sustainability of current systems and practices considering historic, contemporary, and future challenges, with an eye on innovative and workable changes that promise greater sustainability going into the future.
- The search committee will be particularly interested in applicants whose research plans align with at least one of many related ongoing research activities at Princeton, either at PIIRS or another academic unit.
- To be eligible, post-doctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. September 1, 2023 but cannot have more than two years of postdoctoral experience prior to the start of the appointment, September 1, 2023.
- 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, 2013. 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: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/27224
- Early-career scholars may apply at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/27225