2015–16 Princeton Universitys’ Fung Global Fellows Program


Theme:2015-16: Ethnic Politics and Identities

The Fung Global Fellows Program reflects Princeton University’s commitment to engaging with scholars from around the world and inspiring ideas that transcend borders. The program brings exceptional international early-career faculty members working in the social sciences and the humanities to Princeton for a year of research, writing, and collaboration.

It is administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, which serves as a site for integration and joint activity across all of the University’s international and area programs.

Each year, the Fung Global Fellows Program will select six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for one academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.


  • Eligible are scholars who received their PhD (or the equivalent of an Anglo-American PhD) within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship.
  • For a fellowship beginning in fall 2015, applicants must have received their degree no earlier than September 1, 2005. The receipt of the PhD 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.
  • Applicants must hold a position outside the United States of America at the time of application, to which they are expected to return at the conclusion of the fellowship.
  • Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but are still at the beginning of their careers
  • Fellows must be in residence in Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship so that they can interact with one another and participate actively in the program’s seminars and other events on campus.
  • US citizens and non-citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply.



The application deadline for the 2015–16 Fung Global Fellows Program on “Ethnic Politics and Identities” is November 1, 2014 (11:59 p.m EST).

For eligibility criteria and application specifics, as well as frequently asked questions, please see the following pages.

Find the online application here


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