The Field Museum: Science Visiting Scholarships

The Field Museum

Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $3,900

Deadline: Dec 1, 2018 9:59pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Cook County, Illinois

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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Visiting Scholarships provide opportunities for scientists who wish to use The Field Museum's collections. Funds are earmarked for travel and for subsistence while visitors are conducting their research. 

Young professionals and graduate students can be funded for periods of a few days to several weeks from the Visiting Scholar funds. Awards are typically between $1,500 and $2,500 (overseas scholars) per scholar, owing to the limited availability of these funds. Requests up to $3,900 may be submitted by overseas scholars with more expensive airfares and longer visits.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applications must be endorsed by a Field Museum sponsor. You are required to contact your desired sponsor beforehand to communicate your background, goals and objectives.
  • As of January 2015, the Museum must verify that all J-1 exchange visitors have “sufficient proficiency in the English language, as determined by an objective measurement of English language proficiency, successfully to participate in his or her program and to function on a day-to-day basis.” 


  • Preference is given to projects related to the collections strength or research interests of a Field Museum curator or other scientific sponsor.


  • Amounts larger than $3900 cannot be considered. 
  • Applications without endorsements received by the deadline will not be considered.