Frequently Asked Questions
- Must I submit my application online? Only applications submitted through the online portal will be considered. The Fung Global Fellows Program will not accept mailed, faxed, or emailed applications.
- How are letters of reference uploaded? Once applicants fill out and submit their online application form, the three referees they name will be contacted automatically via email with instructions and a link to upload their letters of reference to the online application system. Additional letters by referees beyond the three named by the applicant cannot be considered.
- Do I have to complete the online application, including all supporting materials, all at once? It is possible to submit the basic application form initially and to re-enter the online application system to upload other portions of the application materials.
- May I submit parts of my application after the deadline? It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all materials, including the three letters of recommendation, are submitted by the application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. Please note that the online application site will not allow submission of materials after the deadline.
- May I include supplementary materials with my application? Include only the requested items; supplementary materials can not be considered or returned.
Notification of Candidates
- When will I be notified? Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by email in mid-December. All other applicants will be notified in 2015, once the selection process has been completed.
- Who will evaluate my application? Applications will be evaluated by the director of the Fung Global Fellows Program and a faculty committee.
- Will I receive a copy of my evaluation? All application materials and the selection committee's evaluations remain confidential. The committee will not provide feedback on individual applications.
Salaries and Research Support
- What is the duration of the fellowship? Fellowships are for one academic year, 10 months from September to June.
- What salary can I expect? Within the limits of its resources, it is the intent of the program to provide a salary that equals the normal salary paid to a fellow at his or her home institution. In cases where the fellow’s base salary scale is significantly below the norm, salaries may be adjusted upward to compensate. Fellows will be eligible for health insurance through the Princeton University benefits plan.
- What kind of administrative support will I receive? Fellows have the privileges of a Visiting Research Scholar at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). They are given office space and computer access in a suite dedicated to the program. The program will assist fellows in finding appropriate furnished housing through the University Housing Office and private landlords. While secretarial assistance is not provided, the PIIRS staff may assist with directing fellows to relevant offices and campus services.
- Will I receive financial assistance to cover the expense of traveling to Princeton? 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 or partner, and children from and to his or her home institution. Travel funds for spouse or partner and children are restricted to persons accompanying a fellow for a substantial period of time, that is, at least two months. These funds are not intended for dependents taking brief holidays in or outside the United States.
- Will I receive financial assistance to cover the costs of moving books and household goods to Princeton? The program will pay for the shipment of books and papers that are necessary for the continuation of research. Typically, it is not necessary to bring many books. The Princeton University library possesses over five million volumes, and those not in its collection are readily available through interlibrary loan. Fellows are advised not to send research materials by sea, since they are often months late in arriving. Because fellows are expected to secure furnished lodgings during their period of residency, the program will provide only a relatively limited moving allowance each way.