Chamberlin Fellowship

Overview

Each year the department offers a T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship. They are scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and/or other planetary bodies–including their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history–and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University.

We are currently accepting applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. Information on how to apply for can be found here.

T.C. Chamberlin

T.C. Chamberlin (1843-1928) was the first chair of the Department of Geology at the University of Chicago in 1892. Chamberlin greatly advanced glacial geology and worked on diverse topics including the planetesimal mechanism for planetary formation. He was extremely influential in the development of the field of Geology in North America.

Past Fellows

2020-2023 Darryl Seligman

2019-2021 Caroline Parins-Fukuchi

2018-2020 Stephanie Olson - Asst. Prof.,  Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary ScienceS, Purdue

2017-2018 Morgan O’Neill - Asst. Prof., Earth System Science, Stanford

2016-2018 Patrick Boehnke - Data Scientist, Eta Vision, Chicago

2015-2017 Tim Bowling - Senior Data Scientist, GoHealth, Chicago

2014-2016 Sora Kim - Asst. Prof., Life & Environmental Sciences, U of California, Merced 

2011-2013 Nadja Insel - Asst. Prof., Earth Science, Northeastern Illinois University

2009-2011 Dorian Abbot - Assoc. Prof., Geophysical Sciences, U of C