PIIRS invites international early-career faculty members to Princeton for one academic year to research, write and collaborate around a common topic. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. William Fung with the 2018-19 Fung Global Fellows Cohort

Fung Global Fellows

Six exceptional scholars from around the world come to Princeton to explore a common topic.

Research Topics

Each year, the program focuses on a new topic of interest to humanists and social scientists.

Call for Applications & Eligibility Requirements

Learn more about the requirements for applying to the program.

2018-19 Theme of Study: Interdependence

Food, clothes, entertainment, and the security and health of the planet depend on what distant people do for, with, and against others.  Sometimes, recognition of interdependence has led to cooperation, other times to conquest or competition, and frequently to a mixture of all three.  Oftentimes, new social identities and movements, national, regional, and religious, emerge in response to rising interdependence and the convergences and inequities it has produced.  The goal of the 2018-19 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.  The 2018-2019 program is led by Faculty Director Jeremy Adelman.


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