Visiting Scholars

Every year, PIIRS invites outstanding scholars from the United States and around the world to be in residence for a variety of visiting positions.

PIIRS gives its fellows three luxuries: uninterrupted time for research, friendly staff and intellectual communities that focus on important questions impacting different parts of the world. PIIRS has the resources to help scholars advance their projects.
Martin Dimitrov
Visiting Research Scholar, 2016-2017

Fung Global Fellows

Each year, PIIRS invites six, exceptional early-career scholars to take residence at Princeton for the entire academic year. These scholars research, write and collaborate on a common theme that changes annually.  

The theme for the 2017-18 program year is the “The Culture and Politics of Resentment.” 

Call for Applications

During the academic year 2018-19, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “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. We
invite applications from scholars whose work addresses this topic in any historical period or world region and from any disciplinary background.

Applications are due on November 1, 2017. To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2008.

Read more about eligibility criteria and application details here.