Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Princeton University Visiting Fellowships

Posted: 12/12/2016 (Funding)

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for 1 to 2 visiting fellowships for the 2017–18 academic year, beginning September 1, 2017. The visiting fellowships are open to scholars and artists who would be in residence for 5 or 10 months. Fellows would participate in the activities of the PIIRS research community “Migration: People and Cultures across Borders.” The research community, which consists of a multidisciplinary group of Princeton faculty and graduate students, aims to advance the scholarly study of migration as a global, multifaceted phenomenon. The group studies fundamental political, legal and demographic issues (and solutions sought), focusing primarily on contemporary concerns, although historical perspectives are also welcome. Among the themes of interest are migration and the politics of nationhood (including identities, race, gender issues, and borders); statelessness and refugees; language, culture, and the arts.

The fellows would be expected to participate regularly in the activities of the intellectual community and to be engaged in scholarly or creative work on a topic related to the community’s broader theme. We seek candidates from a mix of disciplines and at varying levels of seniority. The visiting positions would be particularly suitable for a scholar or artist on sabbatical leave from his/her home institution. For a scholar or artist on leave, the fellowship may provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary, subject to a cap to be determined.

To apply, visit the link below.

Applications must include:
(1) A cover letter;  (2) For scholars and artists on leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested. (3) A statement of plans for work and their relation to the community’s theme (under 1,000 words);  (4) A current curriculum vitae;  (5) Names and contact information for two references; and  (6) A representative sample of recent work (under 25 written pages or equivalent in the candidate’s professional medium; for artistic work, links within a PDF preferred). The work sample need not be directly related to the theme of migration.

Application deadline: January 9, 2017 (11:59 PM EST).

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Deadline: 01/09/2017

Location: Princeton University