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Field Museum 2020 Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships

Applications are being invited from qualified candidates for the Field Museum Bass Senior Visiting Fellowship 2020. The aim of this fellowship award is to provide support for long term visits to work at the Field Museum to collaborate with Museum faculty on specific research projects. 

They 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. They 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.

If successful with your application, you could get a support between $8,000 and $12,500 which can serve as a stipend for living expenses in the Chicago area while still receiving salary from the home institution.

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Located on Chicago's iconic Lake Michigan shore, the Field Museum opened its current building to the public in 1921's but their story began years earlier. Since opening the Museum in 1894, their collection has grown to nearly 40 million artifacts and specimens. The breadth of their mission has expanded, too. they continue to research the objects in our collections, as well as document previously unknown species, conserve ecosystems in their backyard and across the globe, educate budding scientists, invite cross-cultural conversation, and more all to ensure that their planet thrives for gene... read more


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Field Museum Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships


Aim and Benefits of Field Museum Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships

A budget between $8,000 and $12,500 can be submitted. Budgets can include living expenses, travel, research costs, and salary subvention, if adequately justified. The support can serve as a stipend for living expenses in the Chicago area while still receiving salary from the home institution.


Requirements for Field Museum Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships Qualification

  1. 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;
  2. Every application must be endorsed by a Field Museum sponsor.

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Documents Required for Application

Every applicant must submit:

  1. Scientific proposal featuring an executive summary (250 words max) and project description detailing its objectives, scientific merit (with emphasis on the motivation in a broad context), interdisciplinary aspects, feasibility, work plan, and references. The proposal must be no longer than two pages in 12-point font with one-inch margins, including figures and tables. (The reference list is exempt in this limit.)
  2. Full budget between $8,000 and $12,500 with justification (one page). Budgets can include living expenses, travel, research costs, and salary subvention, if adequately justified. The support can serve as a stipend for living expenses in the Chicago area while still receiving salary from the home institution.
  3. CV with publications list
  4. PDF copies of three selected publications
  5. Names and contact information including e-mail addresses of three referees


Application Deadline

November 15, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Field Museum on docs.google.com to apply

Field Museum sponsor(s) must send their letters of endorsements before the deadline to [email protected].

For more information about the Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships, or questions about your application email [email protected]

For more details, visit Field Museum website


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