American Research Center in Sofia Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences — Deadline January 15, 2014



The American Research Center in Sofia ( is pleased to announce our 2nd competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the USA, who have received their PhD within the last ten years (2004-2013) and are US citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the US.

In accordance with the mission of ARCS, the fellowship is open to candidates whose research focuses on any aspect of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Bulgaria and the six other countries we serve from antiquity to the present day. In addition to conducting her/his research based at ARCS, the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the academic program of ARCS by presenting a small number of lectures and seminars and organizing one regional workshop/conference.

The Fellowship will be held for six months within the period September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015 with a total stipend of $12,000 ($2000 per month); ARCS will reimburse up to $2000 for travel between the US and Bulgaria and research-related travel in the Balkans during the term of the fellowship.

Please submit an application and ask two people familiar with your academic work to send letters of reference to Dr. Dilyana Ivanova at Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Dr. Eric De Sena at 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014.Decisions will be announced by late February/early March 2014.

Dilyana Ivanova, Ph.D.

US Office of the American Research Center
The Field Museum, Chicago
Phone: (312) 665-7478