This is a fantastic fellowship opportunity for international scholars. If you know someone who might be interested, please send this across. I personally hope that colleagues working in Africa will be keen to apply.
Fung Global Fellows Program
Call for Applications
The 2017-18 program topic is “The Culture and Politics of Resentment.” The six Fung Global Fellows are expected to be in residence at PIIRS for one academic year and to participate in the program’s seminars and intellectual life of the university. Within the limits of its resources, the program provides a salary that equals the base salary at a fellow’s home institution. Should a home institution salary be significantly below the norm, it may be adjusted upward. The program will also cover the most economical roundtrip travel for a fellow, spouse or domestic partner and children from his or her home institution, as well as visa fees. Further, fellows receive a research account, an office, access to a desktop computer and are eligible for health insurance and other benefits through the university plan. The program will assist in finding housing through the university housing office and private landlords.We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses this topic in any historical period or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences. Applications are due on November 21, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST) and must be submitted through the online application portal.
1. Eligible are scholars in the social sciences and humanities who 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 the 2017-18 program that is no earlier than September 1, 2007. 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, to which they are expected to return at the conclusion of the fellowship.
3. 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. 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. The selection committee is looking to establish a cohort of fellows whose work represents diverse analytical approaches and disciplinary backgrounds and addresses a wide variety of places.
4. U.S. citizens and non-citizens, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law are eligible to apply.
5. Fellows must be in residence in Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship (September 1 - June 30) so that they can interact with one another and participate actively in the program’s seminars and other events on campus. Fellows are also expected to present their ongoing projects in seminars organized by the program.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The following items will need to be submitted by the applicant, in English:
Completed online application form
Cover letter (1.5 pages maximum)
Curriculum Vitae / Bibliography (may be submitted as one document)
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 employer affirming that, should the fellowship be awarded, the applicant would be permitted to accept it and to spend the academic year 2017-2018 at Princeton University (on the application portal, upload this document as “Other 1”)
In addition, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation, in English, will need to be uploaded directly by the referees to the application portal on or before the November 1 application deadline:
Letters are best submitted in PDF format; electronic letterhead and signature preferred, or a signed, scanned letter on letterhead.
Letters may be addressed to the Search Committee, Fung Global Fellows Program.
It is not necessary to mail a hard copy of the letter. However, if a referee is unable to submit the letter electronically, sending it by mail, postmarked by November 21, 2016, will be acceptable. Send to Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Aaron Burr Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.
Inquiries about the program and the application process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or ++1-609-258-2453.