Research Abroad

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Through internationally focused research and teaching priorities, Princeton faculty collaborate with colleagues throughout the world to carry out important, cutting-edge research and scholarship. These efforts help to build a global-minded community at Princeton, while extending the University's strengths abroad. Princeton is committed to an international vision that is nimble, flexible and driven by faculty and student endeavors.

Research

Princeton offers many forms of support for faculty engaged in international research collaboration, including grants administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, in conjunction with the Council for International Teaching and Research,  Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Humanities Council.

Partnerships

Vibrant and multidimensional partnerships with faculty and institutions around the world help to foster the flow of ideas. 

 

Strategic Partnership Grants

Tokyo - Princeton

Princeton University established a strategic partnership with University of Tokyo in 2013. It is one of three strategic partnerships (along with Humboldt University in Berlin and University of Sao Paolo in Brazil) that are pillars of Princeton’s internationalization strategy. To date, the partnership has jointly funded 18 proposals spanning 12 disciplines, including East Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Geosciences, Architecture, Mathematics, etc., with much success and movement of people and ideas. The call for proposals have seen the deeper and broader pool of proposals over the years through the increase in the number and breadth of disciplines in the funding applications.

São Paulo - Princeton

Princeton University established a strategic partnership with the University of São Paulo in 2012. The University of São Paulo-Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations. The University of São Paulo-Princeton Strategic Partnership has co-funded 14 faculty-driven research collaborations in diverse disciplines. The joint funding was in hiatus for the last two years due to the financial situation of the Brazilian government. However, faculty collaborations and student exchanges have continued throughout the time.

Humboldt - Princeton

Princeton University established a strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin in 2012. The Humboldt - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations. The Humboldt-PU partnership has flourished over the last six years and has co-funded 23 faculty-driven research collaborations in disciplines as diverse as classics, electrical engineering, molecular biology, neuroscience, history, philosophy and international relations, and totaling more than $1mm dollars in total funding.

Research Partnership Grants

University of Geneva

Princeton University established a research partnership with the University of Geneva in 2013 and have jointly awarded 12 grants across the disciplines in all four divisions. There have been regular delegation visits and exchange of scholars between the two institutions and continuing interest in research collaborations among scholars in different fields.

Sciences Po

Princeton University established a research partnership with Sciences Po in 2014 and have jointly awarded 5 grants in social sciences and humanities. There has been a graduate exchange program between the two institutions since the initiation of the partnership. There have been regular delegation visits and exchange of scholars between the two institutions and continuing interest in research collaborations among scholars in different fields.

Princeton Grants

Global Collaborative Networks

The Global Collaborative Network Grants (GCN) facilitate international scholarly networks that engage Princeton with centers of learning worldwide.  Additionally, GCN grants build and sustain scholarly collaborations that can promote career development in an international context for Princeton scholars at all levels of seniority.  The overall go

Global Scholars

The Global Scholars Program enables the University to recruit stellar scholars from outside the United States into recurring, multi-year teaching appointments at Princeton in all disciplines and regional studies programs.

International Fund (IF)

The International Fund (IF) enables faculty members to pursue innovative ideas that enhance the international scope of the University’s research and teaching mission.  

Learning Across Borders (LABs)

The Learning Across Borders program (LABs) supports faculty-led programs of short duration (1-2 weeks) that allow faculty members to share their scholarship with students in an international context and connect to curricular themes outside of the traditional classroom.

Mpala Research Fund

Princeton University serves as the managing partner for the Mpala Research Centre (MRC), a multidisciplinary field-research station located in Kenya's Laikipia County. The center provides scholars unparalleled opportunities to conduct research on conservation, sustainable human-wildlife co-existence and semi-arid ecosystems in Africa and, increasingly, on climate change, the environment and public health.