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Fellowship in Archaelogy at the Field Museum of Natural History, Deadline: January 15

The America for Bulgaria Foundation and the Anthropology Department at The Field Museum invite proposals for the America for Bulgaria Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship starting in the fall of 2010.

Program Description
This program is intended for scholars who recently obtained their Ph.D. in archaeology or bioarchaeology to conduct postdoctoral research in residence at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. The program strongly encourages proposals from researchers interested in employing and developing innovative analytical techniques that will advance the scientific study of the human past. The fellowship supplies salary, benefits, and a small research stipend for one academic year (9 months). During the duration of the fellowship the Fellow will have the opportunity to implement and carry out their own postdoctoral research, which should result in major publications. In conjunction with their independent research, the Fellow also is expected to assist with the establishment and implementation of a formal procedure for funding international collaborative archaeological and bioarchaeological research and archaeological site and museum preservation and conservation programs through ABF.

The ideal candidate will be a Bulgarian native who has obtained their Ph.D. within the last ten years and who plans to continue their academic research in Bulgaria. Non-Bulgarian scholars whose research centers on the Balkan region also are welcome to apply. 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.

The fellowship provides a salary of $40,000 per academic year plus benefits, as well as an additional $2,000 for research expenses.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must demonstrate that they will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., including the filing of the dissertation, prior to the beginning of the tenure of the fellowship. Advanced proficiency in English must also be demonstrated.

Additional Information:
http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/aa/staff_page.cgi?staff=wparkinson&id=713

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Archaeological Research Opportunities in Bulgaria, Deadline: January 15

The America for Bulgaria Foundation invites proposals for the International Collaborative Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Research Program (ICAB).

Program Description
The program promotes international collaboration between scholars from Bulgaria, the US, and other nations, especially the Balkans. The intent of ICAB is to fund archaeological and bioarchaeological research, including field work, museum and/or laboratory research. The program strongly encourages proposals from researchers interested in employing and developing innovative analytical techniques that will advance the scientific study of the human past.

The program requires that Bulgarian and American researchers serve as co-Primary Investigators (PIs) on the grant. The American PI must apply through an accredited US institution to which the award will be granted. That institution will be responsible for financial oversight of the grant.

Requests for funding must be in US Dollars and should not under normal circumstances exceed $50,000 for one year. Requests for funding smaller projects are especially welcome. ICAB does not provide funds to support the following:

-Tuition for students obtaining degrees;
-Travel or maintenance for children or spouses of researchers;
-Research expenses incurred before the date of a grant;
-General activities of other institutions or entities including “overhead expenses” or “indirect costs.”

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements at the time of application:

The Bulgarian applicant must have a masters or doctoral degree and English proficiency. He or she must hold a position in a Bulgarian research institute, museum or university.

The American applicant must have a Ph.D. from an accredited university and hold a position in an accredited US institution, or be an advanced doctoral student in an accredited university. American doctoral students are required to apply as senior personnel with their dissertation advisor and a Bulgarian counterpart as the Primary Investigators. Applications should be made through an institution to which the grant can be awarded, and which will assume financial oversight of the award.

Additional Information

http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/aa/staff_page.cgi?staff=wparkinson&id=715

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