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PIIRS Programs

PIIRS offers a variety of programs for students, faculty and visiting scholars that support research, learning and dialogue on world cultures and issues of global importance. 

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Regional & Certificate Programs

Open to the public, events and lectures are held throughout the academic year, while students studying in these areas, can earn an undergraduate certificate as they learn about world cultures and societies.

Research Centers

The first research center at PIIRS, the Center on Contemporary China provides substantive analysis of the sociological shifts taking place in China today.

Research Communities

Funding for groups of Princeton faculty is available in support of research, teaching and scholarly dialogue around a broad theme that cuts across disciplines and world regions.

Research Initiatives

Funding for initiatives that serve to improve understanding of world cultures and promote knowledge about issues of global concern.

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Fung Global Fellows

Exceptional, early-career faculty come from abroad to Princeton for a year of research, writing and collaboration around a common theme in international and regional studies.

Global Seminars

Six-week experiential learning courses for Princeton students taught by Princeton faculty in various locations overseas.

Graduate Fellows

PIIRS provides funding for Princeton doctoral students for field research and language study abroad, supporting an interdisciplinary group of advanced doctoral students.

Undergraduate Fellows

For students in the spring semester of the junior year who are interested in conducting summer research abroad for their senior thesis.