Group Shot All Fung Fellows

Ten cohorts and the directors from 2013 through 2023 gathered in Princeton on May 3, 2023 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Fung Global Fellows Program at PIIRS.

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Topic for the 2024-25 Academic Year

During the 10-month academic year 2024-25, the program theme will be “Colonial Residues.” Colonialism is frequently evoked today as a root cause of global inequity or, in some jarring instances, nostalgic celebration. In both the “new” states and the “old” ones that reluctantly let them go, colonialism’s many impacts are ubiquitous—its traces often tangible and measurable, shaping political regimes and socioeconomic wellbeing while also determining whose stories are told and by whom; whose achievements are celebrated and how; and whose resources are used, removed, or polluted. Even when not immediately visible, colonial residues are arguably present, much like the microplastics that now pervade air, water, and earth. We therefore invite applications from scholars whose work expands our understanding of this phenomenon. Applicants may address any region of the world, past and present, and may be from any disciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences. The hope is that we will enable a truly exceptional set of international scholars to come together to interrogate today’s colonial residues beyond the traditional binary of colony and metropole, asking how they may be apprehended, and if there might not even be scalable solutions for our common future. 

 

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Deadline

The deadline for applications for the 2024-25 academic year is November 15, 2023.

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