To be eligible, post-doctoral applicants 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. If a candidate has turned in a final draft of their dissertation but not yet completed their Ph.D. before the start date, they may be temporarily appointed as a Senior Research Assistant with a 10% reduction in salary. Upon providing verification that they have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., they would then be promoted in rank and salary. More detailed requirements can be found on the PIIRS posting.
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. The number of candidates hired will depend on the qualifications of the overall applicant pools. The postdoctoral appointment will be for one academic year for scholars who have received a Ph.D. at an institution outside the United States and, who at the time of application, do not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. The candidates must also demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement and have exhibited unusual intellectual promise.
During the academic year 2020-21, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be "Thinking Globally." How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal for the 2020-21 cohort will be to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We will also explore how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
Applications must be apply online. The following items must be submitted by the applicant, in English, by November 15, 2019:
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.**)