Faculty Initiatives

PIIRS complements its research community program with smaller grants to support Princeton faculty pursuing innovative research aimed at improving the understanding of world cultures and promoting knowledge about issues of global concern.

Current Initiatives

Call for Proposals

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is soliciting proposals from Princeton University faculty for funding initiatives in international and regional studies.

PIIRS will provide grants to Princeton faculty of between $50,000 and $75,000 spread over a maximum of three years (i.e., up to $25,000 per year) in support of scholarly inquiry and dialogue on a theme within international and regional studies. Faculty from every campus division — natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities and the arts — are eligible. Initiatives that involve more than one faculty member, more than one discipline and more than one region are especially welcome.

Proposals will be examined beginning May 1, 2018 on a rolling basis.

The funding could support new or revamped courses, workshops, visiting lecturers, graduate student colloquia, graduate student research, undergraduate research and travel, and related endeavors. Activities that incorporate students will receive priority.

Proposals should be approximately seven to eight pages in length and consist of:

  1. An elaboration of the theme, its significance, and its place on the Princeton campus;
  2. The work of the organizer(s) on the proposed theme and previous related efforts;
  3. A description of the kinds of activities that the initiative might undertake;
  4. A list of the potential participants in and audiences for the initiative on campus.

For questions about potential initiatives, the application process or to submit a proposal, contact PIIRS Director Stephen Kotkin.

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Need to Know

For questions about research initiatives, the application process or to submit a proposal, contact:

Stephen Kotkin
PIIRS Director