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spacer Niehaus Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellowship Program 2016-2017

The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs seeks up to six visitors for the 2016-2017 academic year. NCGG will award one-year research positions to eligible, talented scholars. These awards are designed to promote basic research in the broad areas of international and comparative political economy, international organization and global governance, and globalization. Research on the causes and consequences of globalization, the political economy of foreign trade, monetary and regulatory policies, the sources of international cooperation at the global and regional level, the domestic and international politics of economic development, the political economy of human security issues, the evolution and impact of international institutions, and the politics of international law and human rights policies is of relevance.

Outstanding scholars anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The Center invites candidates with a background in political science, economics, modern history, sociology, anthropology, law, business, and other disciplines bearing on the study of globalization to apply. Preference will be given to recent recipients of a doctoral degree. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship (September 1, 2016 - July 1, 2017). This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Application Deadline - December 1, 2015

Application Process - Please apply online here.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in one of the above mentioned disciplines. To apply, please provide the following:

  • Cover letter explaining the candidate's scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests;
  • Current curriculum vitae including publications;
  • 2000-word description of the proposed research project, including its specific objectives, importance, and research design;
  • One writing sample (limit of 100 pages);
  • Contact information for three references, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant's qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for submitting a confidential recommendation on your behalf. Letters of reference are to be submitted by the end of business day on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Complete your application well before the deadline so that references can be submitted in a timely manner.

Candidates who hold positions at academic institutions will also be required to submit:

  • Statement indicating if a sabbatical leave is available.
  • Home institution policy with regard to sabbatical pay.
  • History of "sabbatical leaves" over the past seven years.
  • a confidential statement indicating salary for the current academic year (September 2015 - July 1, 2016).

These materials should be submitted online by Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Salary - Rank and salary will be contingent on qualifications. NCGG Fellows will receive applicable Princeton University benefits, a taxable moving allowance, and a $3,500 research fund.

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in March 2016.

For more information about the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance fellowship program, please contact:
Patricia Trinity, Assistant Director at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. For additional information about applying to Princeton, please link to

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