Sabbatical Fellowship for Distinguished Colleagues

The Huck institutes of the Life Sciences offer sabbatical fellowships for outstanding non-PSU faculty, industry professionals, and people from non-governmental organizations who are interested in exploring new lines of inquiry and investing in a longer-term, potentially transformational project with faculty and graduate students associated with one of the Huck Institutes Centers of Excellence.

Centers perform research in the broad areas of Genomic Science, Infectious Disease Dynamics, Plant Biology, Ecology, and Neurosciences with additional areas in Metabolomics, Microbiome, Reproductive Biology and Health, and Chemical Ecology. Fellows are welcome to stay for periods that range from one month to a full academic year. In some circumstances, where stipend support is not available from a home institution or through a grant, financial support can be provided up to a maximum of $30,000 per semester to help offset local housing, transportation, or incidental expenses (reimbursed monthly) or to cover fees to utilize one of the Huck instrumentation facilities.

Fellows will be provided with office space, an open invitation to weekly lecture series, and campus membership benefits such as library access. In exchange, Fellows will be expected to be actively involved with a center within The Huck Institutes and encouraged to consider running an informal graduate class for students and postdoctoral workers in the center and giving a talk or two about their research.

Potential fellows should submit a CV along with the following one-page summary of what they wish to achieve, and the center in which they would like to work, to Kimberly Ripka.