Fung Global Fellowship Program for International Students at the University of Princeton-2024/2025

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024/2025 Fung Global Fellowship Program at the University of Princeton, specifically for international students interested in pursuing a Research program. These scholarships are designed to recognize and support individuals with outstanding academic achievements.

During the 10-month academic year 2024-25, the program theme will be “Colonial Residues.” Colonialism is frequently evoked today as a root cause of global inequity or, in some jarring instances, nostalgic celebration. In both the “new” states and the “old” ones that reluctantly let them go, colonialism’s many impacts are ubiquitous—its traces often tangible and measurable, shaping political regimes and socioeconomic wellbeing while also determining whose stories are told and by whom; whose achievements are celebrated and how; and whose resources are used, removed, or polluted. Princeton University therefore invite applications from scholars whose work expands its understanding of this phenomenon. Applicants may address any region of the world, past and present, and may be from any disciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences.

Princeton University, founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions in the United States. It moved to its current location in Princeton in 1756 and changed its name to Princeton University in 1896. Over the years, it expanded its curriculum, admitted women in 1969, and gained a reputation for academic excellence. The university’s alumni include U.S. Presidents, Nobel laureates, and influential figures in various fields. Princeton is renowned for its beautiful Gothic campus and a strong commitment to research and education.


  • Research

Targeted Countries

  • International students


  • United State of America


  • Same with Research duration


Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must meet the following:

  1. Scholars who received their Ph.D. or equivalent generally no earlier than September 1, 2014.
  2. Hold a faculty appointment, a professional research appointment, or be established independent scholars outside the United Statesat the time of application, to which they are expected to return at the conclusion of the fellowship.
  3. The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but are still at the beginning of their careers.



  1. All qualified Candidates will receive consideration regardless of 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.
  2. Successful candidates will be contacted in approximately early-to-mid February 2024.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The scholarship will provide funding for the entire standard program duration, provided that the scholarship recipient maintains a consistently strong academic record and demonstrates exemplary behavior.

  1. Annual salary of $85,000 and a maximum of $120,000 (negotiable based on qualifications)
  2. Research funding
  3. Relocation allowance
  4. Living allowance

Selection Criteria

The selection committee is looking to establish a cohort of fellows whose work represents diverse analytical approaches and disciplinary backgrounds and addresses a wide variety of regions. The selection criteria for the fellowship include:

  1. strength of the candidate’s research projects
  2. The relationship of those projects to the program’s theme
  3. The candidate’s previous scholarly work
  4. The candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life and intellectual exchange of the program,
  5. The candidate’s work experience outside the United States


How to Apply for the Scholarship

Applicants are required to submit their applications online only through the Princeton University’s online portal. Email or faxed applications are not accepted. Candidates should ensure the online form is properly filled and submitted. Application will not be processed if insufficient information is provided. The online application portal will not be accessible after the deadline

For further information about the scholarship application process, kindly CLICK HERE to visit the official webpage.


Required Documents

  • 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)
  • For those applicants with a faculty appointment or a professional research appointment, an official letter from the applicant’s current employer affirming that, should an offer be made, the applicant would be permitted to accept it and to spend the academic year at Princeton University. If an independent scholar, then a note stating this status must be uploaded.
  • 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.

Scholarship Deadline

15thNovember, 2023(11:59 p.m. ET)