The ABF Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Field Museum is intended for scholars who have recently obtained their Ph.D. in archaeology or bioarchaeology and who are interested in conducting postdoctoral research while in residence at The Field Museum in Chicago, IL. The fellowship supplies a salary, benefits, and a small research stipend for one academic year (9 months). We strongly encourage proposals from researchers interested in employing and developing innovative analytical techniques that will advance the scientific study of the human past. During the course of the fellowship, the fellow will have the opportunity to implement and carry out his/her postdoctoral research, which should result in major publications, while also working with the Anthropology collections in conjunction with the curators at The Field Museum. The fellow is expected to assist the ABF Archaeological Advancement Program at The Field Museum in facilitating the funding process of international collaborative archaeological and bioarchaeological research in Eastern Europe and Bulgarian archaeological sites, museum preservation, and conservation. Especially welcome are proposals that seek to take advantage of the various resources and facilities available at The Field Museum and elsewhere in the Chicagoland area.
Applicants must demonstrate that all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, will be completed prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Advanced proficiency in English must also be demonstrated. The ideal candidate will be a Bulgarian native who has obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years and who plans to continue with academic research in Bulgaria. Because the main goal of this program is to enhance the archaeological infrastructure in Bulgaria, priority will be given to Bulgarian applicants who are likely to return to an academic position in their home country upon completion of the fellowship. Non-Bulgarian scholars with research interests in Bulgaria and in the Balkan region are also invited to apply.
Please visit our website to submit an application online.