Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to theFung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).The program will select senior scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton between three to ten months during the 2019-2020 academic year to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. The number of candidates hired at this rank will depend on the qualifications of the overall applicant pools. The fellowship will be awarded to senior scholars employed outside the United States who have received their doctorate before 2009. They must have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or be an established independent scholar in the designated theme of the program, and exhibited unusual intellectual promise. Senior candidates will be expected to return to their position after the conclusion of the fellowship.
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 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. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 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. 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.
Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9482. Applications are due by November 20, 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 http://piirs.princeton.edu/funggfp/.
The following items will need to be submitted by the applicant, in English:
- 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)
- (For those with a current appointment) 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 spend between three to ten months during the 2019-2020 academic year 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.
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.
Internal Number: D-19-PII-00005
About PIIRS, Princeton University
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.