Fellowship: UCHV Fellows in Law and Normative Thinking for Academic Year 2024-25, Princeton University, February 2, 2024

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UCHV Fellows in Law and Normative Thinking for Academic Year 2024-25

The University Center for Human Values invites practitioners, faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, and lawyers to apply for visiting residential fellowships for 2024-25. Scholars are expected to reside in or around Princeton or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to be on campus daily. The fellowship typically extends from September 1 to June 1. The Princeton University rank is Visiting Research Scholar. Fellows are paid monthly in nine equal installments.

Fellows will devote the full academic year to research, discussion, and scholarly collaboration on topics related to law and normative inquiry. Under exceptional circumstances, fellowships for one semester may be considered.  Scholars will participate in a seminar for Law-Engaged Graduate Students (which involves some mentoring of JD/PhD students) and in activities organized by Law@Princeton.

Applicants must have a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission.

The selection committee looks closely at the research proposal. Successful applicants should demonstrate substantial expertise in law-related matters, but in explaining research projects, applicants should write for an audience of academic generalists (not necessarily lawyers). The selection committee will evaluate applicants on: the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit from the activities of the program; the quality and significance of their proposed research projects and writing sample; the contributions they are likely to make in the future to legal scholarship and practice and their ability to contribute to legal studies at Princeton. The program seeks to appoint scholars with mutual synergies and a balance between senior and junior scholars, domestic and international scholars, and those based in law schools or in the practice of law and those who are home are in other disciplines.

How to apply

Candidates must submit an online application.

Required materials:

  1. A cover letter explaining your intellectual trajectory and suitability for the fellowship
  2. A CV
  3. A research statement of maximum 1,000 words for a project to be pursued in the course of the fellowship
  4. A writing sample consisting of a single article or chapter (published or unpublished)
  5. Contact information for two referees

The deadline for submission is February 2, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST. Letters of reference should be submitted by the priority deadline of February 9, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST. The anticipated start date is on or about September 1, 2024, with some limited flexibility.

The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

For more about UCHV, see https://uchv.princeton.edu/.

For more about PLANT, see uchv.princeton.edu/academic-programs/… .

And for more about an umbrella program called Law@Princeton that hosts several different legal initiatives, see https://law.princeton.edu/


Book award: The Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University, April 1, 2024

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1. Nominations are accepted for scholarly monographs published in English between January 2021 and April 2024. Books translated into English are also eligible if the translation is published between January 2021 and April 2024.

2. Edited volumes and new editions of previously published books will not be considered for the award.

3. Nominations are accepted from authors or publishers. In either case, a single-page nomination letter with the subject line “Book Award Nomination” must be sent as a PDF to [email protected]. The letter must include the monograph’s complete bibliographical information and a concise summary of the book’s contribution to the field of Iranian and/or Persian Gulf Studies.

4. Nominations must be made by April 1, 2024 (for books published after January 2021-April 2024). Books must be received before April 30, 2024. See Call for Submissions for more information.

Four copies of the book must be sent to:


c/o Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani

Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

Princeton University

2-S-2 Green Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544



Webinar: “Legal Canons as Precedent: The Contested Case of Bughaybigha, 661-883” by Intisar Rabb, Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium, November 15, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m.

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This is a hybrid event hosted by the Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium. Professor Intisar Rabb (Harvard University) will present her research titled “Legal Canons as Precedent: The Contested Case of Bughaybigha, 661-883.”  The event will take place at Princeton University, 1879 Hall, Room 137.  Those wishing to attend via Zoom can register here.