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Fung Global Fellows Program on "Ethnic Politics and Identities"

Séjour de recherche de 10 mois, 2015-16, Princeton University

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Publié le jeudi 11 septembre 2014 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

During the academic year 2015 / 16, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “Ethnic Politics and Identities.” Recent events around the world have highlighted the role of ethnic politics and identities in shaping domestic and international political arenas. The Fung Global Fellows Program seeks applications from scholars who explore the causes, narrative modalities, and consequences of the politicization of ethnic, racial, and national divides from a comparative perspective. Researchers working on any historical period of the modern age or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply.

Annonce

The Fung Global Fellows

The Fung Global Fellows Program reflects Princeton University’s commitment to engaging with scholars from around the world and inspiring ideas that transcend borders. The program brings exceptional international early-career faculty members working in the social sciences and the humanities to Princeton for a year of research, writing, and collaboration. It is administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, which serves as a site for integration and joint activity across all of the University's international and area programs.

Each year, the Fung Global Fellows Program will select six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for one academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. The program includes a public seminar series where the fellows will present their work to the University community. Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process to scholars employed outside the United States who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement, exhibit unusual intellectual promise, and are still early in their careers.  

This program is supported by a gift from William Fung, group chairman of Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-based multinational group of export and retailing companies. Fung earned a BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1970 and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1972, and then began his career at the family firm. He joined Princeton's Board of Trustees in 2009, and has previously supported Princeton's groundbreaking financial aid program. "In this new age of globalization, Princeton should be even more involved in fostering scholarship everywhere it takes place," Fung said. "Through this gift, I hope to enable Princeton to become a stronger catalyst for developing new and exciting research and for creating international scholarly communities." 

During the academic year 2015/16, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “Ethnic Politics and Identities.”  Recent events around the world have highlighted the role of ethnic politics and identities in shaping domestic and international political arenas.  The Fung Global Fellows Program seeks applications from scholars who explore the causes, narrative modalities, and consequences of the politicization of ethnic, racial, and national divides from a comparative perspective.  Researchers working on any historical period of the modern age or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is November 1, 2014.

Andreas Wimmer will continue to serve as the faculty director for the 2015-16 program.

Job Title

Visiting Research Scholar, Full Time 

Department

Prnctn Inst Intl & Regnl Studs - 27800

Position Summary

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). Each year the program selects six 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. Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but who are still early in their careers. 

During the academic year 2015/16, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be "Ethnic Politics and Identities." Recent events around the world have highlighted the role of ethnic politics and identities in shaping domestic and international political arenas. The Fung Global Fellows Program seeks applications from scholars who explore the causes, narrative modalities, and consequences of the politicization of ethnic, racial, and national divides from a comparative perspective. Researchers working on any historical period of the modern age or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due on November 1, 2014 (deadline 11:59 p.m. EST). To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) no earlier than September 1, 2005. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate's proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program's theme, the candidate's scholarly record, and the candidate's ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process itself, see the program's website at http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp/ 

Application guidelines

The application dossier consists of seven (7) items. Items 1-6 should be submitted by the applicant; item 7, the letters of recommendation, should be submitted by the referees. 

The following items should be submitted by the candidate in English: 

1. Completed online application form 
2. Cover letter (1.5 pages maximum) 
3. Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications) 
4. Research proposal (maximum of 3 pages, single spaced) 
5. One writing sample (article or book chapter, maximum of 50 pages) 
6. An official letter from the applicant's employer affirming that, should the fellowship be awarded, the applicant would be permitted to accept it and to spend the academic year 2015/2016 at Princeton University 

In addition, complete applications must also include: 

Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation in English, uploaded directly by the recommenders to the application website on or before the November 1 application deadline. 

  • Letters should be saved in PDF format 
  • Electronic letterhead and signature preferred, or a scanned signed letter on letterhead
  • Letters may be addressed to: Director, Andreas Wimmer
  • It is not necessary to mail a hard copy of the letter. If, however, the referee is unable to submit the letter electronically, it may be sent by mail, postmarked by November 1, 2014, to: 

Fung Global Fellows Program 
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies 
338 Aaron Burr Hall - Princeton University 
Princeton, NJ 08544 
USA 
 

Essential Qualifications

1. The Fung Global Fellows Program welcomes applications from scholars who have received their PhD (or the equivalent of an Anglo-American PhD) within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship. For a fellowship beginning in Fall 2015, applicants must have received their degree no earlier than September 1, 2005. The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which all requirements for the degree at the applicant's home institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation, were fulfilled. 

2. Applicants must hold a position outside the United States of America 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. Criteria for the fellowship includes: 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, and the candidate's work experience outside the United States. 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 places. 

4. US citizens and non-citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply. 

5. Fellows must be in residence in Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship so that they can interact with one another and participate actively in the program's seminars and other events on campus. Fellows are also expected to present their ongoing projects in seminars organized by the program. 
 

Education Required

Doctorate Degree

Application Deadline

01-11-2014

Documents which can be associated with this posting Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Bibliography/Publications List
  • Writing Sample
  • Other Document 

Proposed Start Date

01-09-2015   

For eligibility criteria and specifics, please see the application section of this website. http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp/about-the-program/

Any inquiries about the program and the application process may be directed to fung-gfp@princeton.edu or +001 609-258-2453.

Catégories

Dates

  • samedi 01 novembre 2014

Mots-clés

  • ethnic, politic, identity

Source de l'information

  • Beate Witzler
    courriel : fung-gfp [at] princeton [dot] edu

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