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Princeton University Fung Global Fellows Program, USA 2023

Application is now open for the Fung Global Fellows Program at Princeton University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Princeton University and Fellowship

In Princeton, New Jersey, there is a private Ivy League research institution under the name of Princeton University. Princeton University, the fourth-oldest college in the country and one of the nine colonial institutions established before the American Revolution, was established in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1746 as the College of New Jersey.

The subject of the curriculum for the 10-month academic year 2024–2025 will be “Colonial Residues.” Today, colonialism is regularly mentioned as a contributing factor to global injustice or, in some startling cases, as a reason for nostalgic pleasure.


Colonialism’s numerous effects are pervasive in both the “new” states and the “old” ones that reluctantly let them go. Its traces are frequently visible and measurable, shaping political regimes and socioeconomic well-being as well as dictating who tells whose stories and how, who gets credit for what, and how resources are used, taken away from, or contaminated. Similar to the microplastics that presently contaminate the air, water, and earth, colonial remnants are undoubtedly still there even though they are not immediately apparent. As a result, the school encourage researchers whose work deepens their understanding of this phenomenon to apply.

Applications from all fields of the humanities and social sciences are welcome, and they may focus on any historical or contemporary region of the world. The university hope to make it possible for a truly exceptional group of international scholars to collaborate and examine the colonial legacies of the modern era outside of the conventional colony/metropole dichotomy, asking how they might be stopped and whether there might not even be scaleable solutions for their shared future.

Details about the Fung Global Fellows Program at Princeton University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Princeton University, USA

Scholarship Value: N/A

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Fellowship

Host Institution(s): Princeton University, USA

Eligibility Criteria for the Fung Global Fellows Program

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Fung Global Fellows Program at Princeton University:

  • Early-career researchers will hold the position of Visiting Research Scholar. Scholars with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree who graduated no earlier than September 1, 2014, are eligible.  
  • Early-career applicants must be established independent scholars outside of the United States at the time of application and have a professor post, a professional research appointment, or be established independent scholars outside the United States at the time of application, where they will be expected to return when the fellowship is over. 
  • Candidates who have already displayed exceptional scholastic success and showed great intellectual promise but are still in the early stages of their careers will be given fellowships. The quality of the applicant’s research projects, their relevance to the program’s theme, their prior scholarly accomplishments, their capacity to contribute to the intellectual life and intellectual exchange of the program, and their work history abroad are all factors in determining whether they will be awarded a fellowship. The selection committee seeks to create a cohort of fellows whose work represents various disciplinary backgrounds, analytical philosophies, and geographic foci.
  • Without regard to gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, or expression, national origin, handicap status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, all eligible candidates shall be given equal consideration.

Application Requirements

The candidate must deliver the following materials, in English, before November 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET):

  • Cover letter, no longer than 1.5 pages
  • A resume that includes articles
  • Three pages, maximum, single-spaced, research proposal
  • One sample of writing (maximum 50 pages for an article or book chapter)
  • An official letter from the applicant’s present employment confirming that should an offer be made, the applicant would be able to accept it and spend the academic year at Princeton University is required for candidates who hold a professor post or a professional research appointment. If a scholar is autonomous, a notice indicating this status must be uploaded.
  • Three referees’ names and email addresses so that the online application system may automatically contact them and ask them to file a letter of reference before the application deadline.
  • **Please be aware that your referees must submit all letters of recommendation before the deadline of November 15, 2023.**

Application Procedure for Fung Global Fellows Program

Applicants should fill out the online application form. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: November 15, 2023

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