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

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

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.


The Fung Global Fellows Program provided me with a fantastic intellectual and social community and provided me the freedom to think and write away from the typical demands of teaching.
Laavanya Kathiravelu
Fung Global Fellow, 2015-16

Upcoming Events


Fung Roundtable | Fragile Interdependence

4:30pm - 6:00pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Fung Spring Public Seminar

Seyla Benhabib, Yale University

4:30pm - 6:00pm | A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Fung Roundtable | Interdependence: Needing Strangers

4:30pm - 6:00pm | 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building