PIIRS Research Communities
Through the PIIRS Research Community initiative, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies provides up to $750,000 spread over three years to groups of Princeton faculty in support of research, teaching, and scholarly dialogue on a common theme of broad interest within international studies that cuts across disciplines and world regions
How to Apply
Initially, PIIRS is seeking only a two- or three-page pre-proposal describing the theme of the proposed research community and identifying other Princeton faculty who might be involved. Pre-proposals can be made by groups of at least three Princeton faculty members from at least two academic departments. Pre-proposals are not expected to indicate detailed plans of activity, but should give an indication as to why the chosen theme would be suitable for establishing a PIIRS research community and who at Princeton might be possible participants in such a community. Engagement with a variety of Princeton faculty is one of the key criteria by which pre-proposals will be judged. Pre-proposals should be sent to PIIRS Director Mark Beissinger by February 17, 2015.
One or more of the pre-proposals received will be asked to develop a more detailed application (due later). The more detailed application will consist of: 1) further elaboration of the theme of the research community and its importance across multiple world regions and academic disciplines; 2) a list and description of the faculty who have agreed to become core community members (and evidence that they have committed to participate in the community’s monthly meeting); 3) a list of other faculty who might be asked to participate; 4) a plan and budget for the community’s first year of activity; and 5) a short description of the kinds of community activities that might be undertaken in future years, including a statement on how the community would like to handle its visiting fellows program and possible ways of satisfying the curricular requirement. Examples of sample budgets are available from the PIIRS Director.