Frequently Asked Questions
- Must I submit my application online? Only applications submitted through Princeton University's online portal will be considered. The Fung Global Fellows Program will not accept mailed, faxed, or emailed applications.
- May I submit parts of my application after the deadline? It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all materials, including three letters of recommendation, are submitted before the application deadline of November 1 (11:59 p.m. EST). The online application portal will not be accessible after the deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.
- Do I have to complete the online application, including supporting materials, all at once? It is possible to fill out and save the basic application form initially and to re-enter the online system to upload other required documents later. We recommend that applicants submit their basic application form early enough to give their referees sufficient time to upload their recommendations to the portal before the deadline.
- How are letters of reference uploaded? Once applicants submit the basic application form, the three referees they name will be contacted automatically via email with a link and instructions to upload their reference letters to the online portal. Please note that additional letters by referees beyond the three named by the applicant cannot be considered.
- May I include supplementary materials with my application? Include only the requested items; supplementary materials such as additional recommendations or publications will not be taken into consideration.
Notification of Candidates
- When will I be notified? Only those applicants to be invited for interviews will be contacted via email approximately mid- to late December. All other applicants will be notified in the spring of 2016, once the selection process has been completed.
- Who will evaluate my application? Applications will be reviewed by the director of the Fung Global Fellows Program and a search 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? One academic year, 10 months from September 1 to June 30, during which the fellow is expected to be in residence in Princeton.
- 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 base 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. Fellows will be eligible for health insurance and other benefits through the Princeton University benefits plan. Each fellow will also receive a research fund.
- 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 will receive office space and access to desktop computers. The program will assist fellows in finding appropriate housing through the University Housing Office and private landlords. While secretarial assistance is not provided, 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 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.