Chamberlin Fellowship


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.

Current and Past Fellows

2022- Preston Kemeny

2020-2022 Darryl Seligman - now Research Associate, Cornell University

2019-2021 Caroline Parins-Fukuchi - now Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

2018-2020 Stephanie Olson - now Assistant Professor, Purdue

2017-2018 Morgan O’Neill - now Assistant Professor, Stanford

2016-2018 Patrick Boehnke - now Lead Data Scientist, Relativity, Seattle

2015-2017 Tim Bowling - now Principal Data Science Analyst, Mayo Clinic, Chicago

2014-2016 Sora Kim - now Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced 

2011-2013 Nadja Insel - now Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University

2009-2011 Dorian Abbot - now Associate Professor, University of Chicago