Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships

The Field Museum invites applications for 2019 Bass Senior Visiting Fellowships. Successful applicants will 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. Shorter time periods are possible upon request to

Awards will be made for visits to The Field Museum between March 1st and December 31st, 2019. The online application is open from until September 27, 2018. The link to the application is below.

Projects are sought in one or several areas of research in Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Earth and Planetary Sciences and need to lead or contribute to peer-reviewed, scientific publications. Candidates that complement existing expertise at the Field Museum will be prioritized. Projects that foster collaboration among individual research programs and have an interdisciplinary component are encouraged. Individual curators, research scientists and their research programs are featured on the list of sponsors and in the Research & Collections section.

Applications will be reviewed both for scientific merit, complementing, interdisciplinary and collaborative aspects, and suitability with the research and collections strengths of the Museum. Applicants are required to contact the relevant scientific sponsor prior to application. Applications must be endorsed by a Field Museum sponsor. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that endorsement letters are submitted by the application deadline. Applications without endorsements received in time will not be considered. Applicants should have at least 5 years experience in the relevant field of research after their Ph.D. and have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.

Applications should contain an executive summary of less than 250 words, in a scientific proposal limited to two pages. The proposal should include objectives, scientific merit with emphasis on the motivation in a broad context, interdisciplinary aspects, feasibility, work plan, can include figures and tables and references. The reference list does not have to be included in the two-page limit. In addition to the two-page proposal the following items need to be submitted: a full budget with justification (1 page), a CV with publications list, PDF copies of three selected publications, and names of three referees.

Each proposal should be limited to a total budget between $8,000 and $12,500. Proposed 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. Travel to the Museum must occur between March 2019 and December 31, 2019. All appropriate taxes will be taken out of your award prior to disbursement.

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