PIIRS Faculty Projects and Initiatives


February 1, 2023

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) considers proposals from Princeton faculty for funding initiatives in international and regional studies. PIIRS will provide grants to Princeton faculty up to $75,000 spread over a maximum of three years (i.e., up to $25,000 per year) in support of scholarly inquiry and dialogue on a theme within international and regional studies. Faculty from every campus division — social sciences, humanities and the arts, natural sciences, and engineering — are eligible. Initiatives that involve more than one faculty member, more than one discipline and more than one region are especially welcome.


The funding could support specific research projects as well as workshops and conferences. Activities that incorporate students will receive priority.

Proposals should be no more than 5-8 pages in length and consist of:

  • An elaboration of the project, its academic significance, and its place at PIIRS and on the Princeton campus;
  • The work of the organizer(s) on the proposed theme and previous related efforts;
  • A description of the kinds of activities that the initiative would undertake;
  • A list of the participants in, and audiences for, the initiative on campus.

Further questions or inquiries can be addressed to PIIRS Director Deborah Yashar (cc:ing Deputy Director David Jarvis and Institute, Executive Director Susan Bindig, and Finance Manager Karen Koller).