Princeton University, The Fung Global Fellows Program

Deadline: 1 November, 2012
Open to: International PhD holders in Social Sciences and Humanities
Fellowship: Fellowships will be awarded to the best 6 candidates. Fellowships are provided by Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies


The Fung Global Fellows Program reflects Princeton University ’s commitment to participating with students from round the world and provoking ideas that transcend borders. The Princeton University program brings exceptional international early-career school members operating within the social sciences and also the humanities to Princeton University for a year of analysis, writing, and collaboration. it’s administered by the Princeton Institute forInternational and Regional Studies, that is a web site for integration and joint activity across all of the Princeton University ‘s international and space programs.

Each year, the Fung world Fellows Program can choose six students from round the world to be in residence at Princeton University for one educational year and to interact in analysis, writing, and collaboration around a standard theme. The Princeton University program includes a public seminar series where the fellows can gift their work to the Princeton University community. Fellowships are going to be awarded through a competitive application method to students utilized outside The US who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement, exhibit uncommon intellectual promise, and are still early in their careers.


The Fung Global Fellows Program welcomes applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. (or the equivalent of an Anglo-American Ph.D.) within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship. For a fellowship beginning in fall 2013, applicants must have received their degree no earlier than September 1, 2003. Eligibility criteria are:

  1. The receipt of the Ph.D. is determined by the date on which all requirements for the degree at the applicant’s home institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation, were fulfilled.
  2. Applicants must hold a position outside the United States of America at the time of application and are expected to return to that institution at the conclusion of the fellowship.
  3. Criteria for the fellowship include the strength of the candidate’s research projects, the relationship of those projects to the program’s theme, the candidate’s previous scholarly work, the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life and intellectual exchange of the program, and the candidate’s work experience outside the United States.
  4. US citizens and noncitizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply.
  5. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship so that they can attend weekly seminars and other events on campus.  Fellows are also expected to present a paper from their ongoing projects at one of the sessions of the weekly seminar.


The application deadline for the 2013–14 Fung Global Fellows Program is November 1, 2012. Apply Online 

Interested scholars whose research engages with the theme “Languages and Authority” and who meet the eligibility criteria as outlined are invited to submit their application online by November 1, 2012. Along with the writing sample, candidates need to provide Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research Interest, Bibliography/Publications List, Recommendation Letters etc. For detailed list check the same link.

If the referees are unable to submit recommendation letters electronically, they may send it by mail to:
Fung Global Fellows Program
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
210E Aaron Burr Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

For more information please visit the official website.

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