America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology

America for Bulgaria Foundation

December 1, 2012

The America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) and the Anthropology Department at The Field Museum invite proposals for the America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology, to start in the fall of 2013.

This program 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 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 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. Non-Bulgarian scholars with research interests in Bulgaria and in the Balkan region are also invited to apply. The fellowship provides a salary of $40,000 per academic year plus benefits, as well as an additional $2,000 for research and moving expenses.

Application materials (POSTDOC13.1) are posted on the website of the American Research Center in Sofia ( and on the website of The Field Museum ( Per request, Dr. Emil Nankov ( and Mrs. Dilyana Ivanova ( can also provide the application package via email.

All application materials must be received by December 1, 2012. Applications received later than December 1 will not be considered. The most recent form must be used. A full application, consisting of a hard copy of the proposal materials and an electronic copy on CD, must be submitted to both of the following addresses:

ABF Postdoctoral Fellowship Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA 60605-2496 AND Archaeology Program Officer, American Research Center in Sofia, 75 Vasil Petleshkov Str., Sofia 1510, Bulgaria.

Inquiries about eligibility and application can be sent in English via email to or Inquiries in Bulgarian can be addressed to Mrs. Dilyana Ivanova at and Dr. Emil Nankov at

Contact Name: 
Dilyana Ivanova
312 665 7478

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.