Visiting Fellowship, Princeton Institute for Regional and International Studies, Princeton University

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University has recently announced a call for applications to next year’s cycle of Visiting Fellowships. The call explains:

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 3 to 4 visiting fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year (10 months), beginning September 1, 2016. The fellowships are open to outstanding scholars in the social sciences or humanities engaged in research on an issue of global importance from an international, comparative, societal, or cultural perspective.  Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at PIIRS for the entire academic year and to participate actively in a PIIRS regional studies program, research community, or research initiative. For more information on PIIRS regional studies programs, research communities, and research initiatives, see the PIIRS website.

These positions are aimed specifically at scholars on sabbatical leave from their home institutions. The fellowship can provide up to one-half of the scholars academic year salary (depending on the successful candidates salary, and subject to a cap of $90,000).

Interested? If so, direct your browser here and search for position requisition number 1500532. There, you may submit an application that includes the following items:

  1. A cover letter (please indicate current salary and the amount of support requested from PIIRS);
  2. A statement of research plans and their relation to PIIRS regional studies programs, research communities, or research initiatives (max. 5 pages);
  3. A current curriculum vitae;
  4. Names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation (to be included in cover letter); and
  5. One writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

Applications should be submitted no later than January 15, 2016 by 11:59 PM EST.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to Beate Witzler at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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