ARCS Postdoctoral Residential Research Opportunity



THE PROGRAM: The American Research Center in Sofia ( announces a six-month ARCS Postdoctoral Scholars Residential Research Opportunity 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 (2007-2017) 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 Residential Research 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 Scholar will contribute to the academic program of ARCS by presenting a small number of lectures and seminars and organizing one regional workshop/conference. The ARCS Residential Research provides 24/7 access to the ARCS Library, access to ARCS resources and expertise. The program includes accommodation in shared rooms in the ARCS hostel. The ARCS Postdoctoral Scholar should secure funding to cover their travel expenses between their home country and Bulgaria.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete the application form, renaming it to include your surname, and send it electronically as a PDF. Make sure to include a CV and a Project Description as Microsoft Word documents or as PDFs. Two letters from scholars in the field, commenting on the value and feasibility of the project, should be submitted directly (by the scholars) as Word documents or PDFs. All application materials must be in English and PDFs must be emailed to Dr. Dilyana Ivanova ( The application deadline for this competition is April 10, 2017.

Please direct any question about the fellowship program to Dr. Ivanova, Chief Administrator of ARCS, or Dr. Emil Nankov, Academic Coordinator of ARCS (