Fung Global Fellows Program

Additional Information

Application Procedures
Must I submit my application online? 

Only applications submitted through Princeton University's online portal will be considered. The Fung Global Fellows Program cannot accept mailed, faxed, or emailed applications.

May I submit parts of my application after the deadline? 

It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are submitted with the online application by the stated deadline. The online application portal will not be accessible after the deadline. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Do I have to complete the online application, including supporting materials, all at once? 

Yes. We recommend that applicants, as a courtesy to their referees, submit their application form early enough to give the referees sufficient time to upload their recommendations to the online portal by the application deadline. 

How are letters of reference uploaded?

The three referees submitted will be contacted automatically via the email provided by the applicant with a link and instructions to upload their reference letters to the online portal once the applicant submits their application.  Please note it can take up to 48 hours after an application is submitted for the system to send out the automatic email to the referees.

May I include supplementary materials with my application? 

Include only the requested items; supplementary materials such as additional recommendations or publications will not be taken into consideration.

Notification of Candidates

When will I be notified? Candidates will be contacted in approximately late February 2022.  

Evaluation Procedures

Who will evaluate my application? 

Applications will be reviewed by the director of the Fung Global Fellows Program and a search committee.

Who should I address the cover letter to?

Please address your cover letter to: "Dear Search Committee"

Will I receive a copy of my evaluation? 

All application materials and the selection committee's evaluations remain confidential. The committee will not provide feedback on individual applications.

Stipends and Research Support

  1. Fellowships for the Early Career and Postdoctoral fellowships are for the entire academic year, from September 2022 to June 2023.  
  2. Within the limits of its resources, it is the intent of the Program to provide a salary for Early Career and Senior Fellows that equal the normal salary paid to a Fellow at his or her home institution . In cases where the Fellow’s base salary scale at their home institution is significantly below the norm, salaries may be adjusted upward to take this into account. Postdoctoral Fellow salaries are set and updated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the level of support for the first year is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when the award is issued.  Fellows will be eligible for (health) insurance through the Princeton University benefits plan.
  3. Fellows will receive research funds.
  4. If completing a physical fellowship at Princeton, Fellows are given office space, computer access in a suite dedicated to the Program, as well as access to the Firestone Library.  The Program assists the Fellows in finding appropriate housing through the University Housing Office and private landlords if a Fellow wishes it.
  5. If completing a physical fellowship at Princeton, the Program will pay transportation costs for each Fellow, and his or her spouse or domestic partner and for their child/children, with the following limitations: It will pay for the most economical means of transportation for one roundtrip for the Fellow, spouse, partner and children from and to his or her home institution. Travel funds for spouse, partner and children are restricted to persons accompanying a Fellow for a substantial period of time, by which we mean at least two months. These funds are not intended for dependents taking brief holidays in the United States.
  6. If completing a physical fellowship at Princeton, the Program will pay for the shipment of books and papers that are necessary for the continuation of research, but not for the shipment of household goods. It should not normally be necessary to bring many books. The University Library possesses over five million books and others are quickly available on inter-library loan. Fellows are advised not to send research materials by sea, since they are often months late in arriving. Since Fellows are expected to secure furnished lodgings during their period of residency, the Program will provide only limited funds for shipment of household goods each way.

Participation Expectations

If COVID-related health and travel laws and University policy continue to restrict a physical presence on campus, Fellows may be appointed on an International Assignment and be required to work virtually from their home location.  If restrictions are lifted, then Fellows would be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation, office hours, and the like. Whether a Fellow is appointed virtually or physically, they will be expected to participate in a course related to the theme of study, attend seminars, workshops and other events organized by the program, as well as present their ongoing projects in seminars.  Fellows will have access to Firestone Library and will be able to engage in a wide range of events and activities across campus.

Institutional Payments

The Fung Global Fellows Program cannot support salary payment via 'institutional payment' to a foreign institution.


*Please note the following important information about taxation obligations*


Candidates must research their home country’s specific tax regulations pertaining to the income they will receive from the U.S.   (Princeton University faculty and administration cannot advise on any matters related to a candidate’s tax obligations in their home country.)  In general, foreign workers in the U. S. are subject to paying U.S. state and federal tax on incomes earned in the U.S. The candidate’s federal tax liability is based upon the individual’s tax status in the U.S. In addition, the federal tax liability can be reduced if the U.S. has a tax treaty agreement (if there is one) with the candidate’s country of tax residence.  Your U.S. tax status is determined by your visa and the number of days present in the U.S.  You must have a U.S. issued Social Security Number (SSN) to be eligible to apply for the tax treaty exemption, if applicable.

In order to determine your tax status and your eligibility to apply for a tax treaty exemption you must have the following information/documents:

•             U.S. issued Social Security Number (SSN)

•             Your current visa

•             Date of entry in the U.S.

•             Country of citizenship and resident

•             Prior visits to the United States