Research & Funding

PIIRS supports faculty and student research and dialogue on global issues that advance the understanding of the world.

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

Over a three-year span, PIIRS supports funding for groups of Princeton faculty for research, teaching and scholarly dialogue around a broad theme that cuts across disciplines and world regions.

Faculty Initiatives

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

Conference Co-sponsorship

Funding and administrative support for conferences and workshops in international studies that are organized by Princeton faculty and held on campus.

Graduate Research

PIIRS supports funding for doctoral students for field research and language study abroad as well as supports an interdisciplinary group of advanced doctoral students.

Undergraduate Research

PIIRS supports international senior thesis research across all disciplines by providing faculty guidance and funding for research abroad in the summer of the junior year.

Visiting Scholars

Scholars from around the world come to Princeton to write, research and teach while on campus.

World Politics, A Quarterly Journal

Founded in 1948, World Politics is an internationally renowned quarterly journal of political science published by Cambridge University Press and produced under the editorial sponsorship of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton.

Current Issue


Vol. 69, No. 3
July 2017

PIIRS supports Princeton graduate students for summer research, advanced language training and dissertation completion.

Grad Fellow Kijan Maxam Explains Her Work at PIIRS 1:00