Deadline:

15 November, 2019 11:59PM EST.

Location:

USA.

(Paid Opportunity)

Description

Fung Global Fellows Program – Princeton University

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). The program will select postdoctoral scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.

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Each year the program selects scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. The number of candidates hired will depend on the qualifications of the overall applicant pools. Candidates will be considered in three categories:

(1)  Postdoctoral research associates who received their doctorate from an institution outside of the United States and who, at the time of application, do not hold a tenure-track faculty appointment.

(2) Early-career scholars employed outside the United States who have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or are an established independent scholar in the designated theme of the program.

(3) Senior scholars employed outside the United States who have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or are an established independent scholar in the designated theme of the program.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Sciences
  • Humanities

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

  • Early career and postdoctoral scholars (September 1 – June 30).
  • Senior Scholar (between 3-10 months).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Eligibility Criteria for Postdoctoral Scholars: 

1. Eligible postdoctoral scholars must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before July 1, 2020 but cannot have more than two years of postdoctoral experience prior to the start of the appointment, September 1, 2020.

2. The postdoctoral appointment will be for one academic year for a scholar who has received a Ph.D. at an institution outside the United States and, who at the time of application, does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment.

3. Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise. Criteria for the fellowship include the strength of the candidate’s research projects, the relationship of those projects to the program’s theme, the candidate’s previous scholarly work, the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life and intellectual exchange of the program.

4. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

5. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

6. Fellows must be in residence in Princeton or within a 15-mile radius during the full academic year of their fellowship (September 1 – June 30), and should plan any non-research related travel during the holidays and University breaks. This is to ensure that they will have ample time to interact with one another and contribute actively to the intellectual life of the program. Fellows are also 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.

Eligibility Criteria for Early-Career Scholars: 

1. Eligible are scholars who received their Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship: for the 2020-21 program that is no earlier than September 1, 2010.  No exceptions will be made.

2. Early-career applicants must hold a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or be established independent scholars outside the United States at the time of application, to which they are expected to return at the conclusion of the fellowship.

3. Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but are still at the beginning of their careers.

4. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

5. Fellows must be in residence in Princeton or within a 15-mile radius during the full academic year of their fellowship (September 1 – June 30), and should plan any non-research related travel during the holidays and University breaks. This is to ensure that they will have ample time to interact with one another and contribute actively to the intellectual life of the program.

Eligibility Criteria for Senior Scholars: 

1. Fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars who have received their doctorate before September 1, 2010.

2. The fellowship will be awarded to senior scholars employed outside the United States. They must have a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or be established independent scholars. Senior candidates will be expected to return to their positions after the conclusion of the fellowship.

3. Fellowships will be awarded to senior candidates who have a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program.

4. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

5. Fellows must be in residence in Princeton or within a 15-mile radius during their fellowship (between 3-10 months for senior scholars), and should plan any non-research related travel during the holidays and University breaks.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • 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.
  • Fellows will receive research funds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply

First Step: The following items must be submitted by the applicant, in English:

  • Online application: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/12281
  • Cover letter (1.5 pages maximum).
  • Curriculum Vitae (including publications).
  • Research proposal (maximum of 3 pages, single spaced).
  • One writing sample (article or book chapter, maximum of 50 pages).
  • The names and email addresses for three referees, who will be contacted automatically by the online application system with an invitation to upload their letter of recommendation to the system by the application deadline. (**Please note: all letters of reference should be submitted by your referees before the November 15, 2019 deadline**)

For further application guidelines, please see frequently asked questions and answers.

Inquiries about the program may be directed to nbergman@princeton.edu.

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