The Field Museum invites applications for its fully funded Bass Senior Visiting Fellowship. Successful applicants receive support for long-term visits, usually between three and six months, to work at the Field Museum to collaborate with Museum faculty on specific research projects.
We encourage projects that focus on one or more areas of research in Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Earth and Planetary Sciences; foster collaboration among individual research programs; and have an interdisciplinary component. Every project must lead or contribute to peer-reviewed, scientific publications. We will also prioritize candidates that complement existing expertise at the Field Museum. The Science and Scholarship Funding Committee will review applications scientific merit, interdisciplinary and collaborative aspects, and congruence with the research and collections strengths of the Museum.
Applicants should have at least five years of experience in the relevant field of research after their PhD, as well as a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. A Field Museum sponsor must endorse each application. Likewise, individual scientists and their research programs can be found on the staff lists for the Integrative Research Center, Collections Center, and Science Action Center. Please contact your potential sponsors to develop your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that endorsement letters are submitted by the application deadline—otherwise, the application is incomplete.
In order to apply for the Fully Funded Bass Senior Visiting Fellowship, the candidates must submit the following documents:
The Field Museum accepts the application for the Fully Funded Bass Visiting Fellowship until 15 November 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the fellowship.