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PGFI Visiting Scholars Program: Call for Nominations
November 4, 2008, Volume 55, No. 11

The Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI) seeks nominations for its 2009-2010 Visiting Scholars Program. Any Penn faculty member is encouraged to nominate a scholar for residency at PGFI.  Proposals for scholars in any area of the genome sciences are welcomed.  Proposals showing the potential to appeal to a broad sector of the PGFI research community will be prioritized.

To encourage the integration into the PGFI community that is vital for the success of the residency experience, scholars will be asked to lead an educational/outreach seminar or workshop series on a topic of their choice. Scholars will also have the opportunity to give a research seminar in the PGFI seminar series and to participate in other ongoing academic and social events.  

Residency durations are for up to three months. PGFI will provide an office, standard computer equipment and staff support.  Scholars will also receive a $10,000 honorarium for their visit.  Housing is not provided, but PGFI will provide guidance in finding options.

To submit a nomination, please send the following materials to Vscholar@genomics.upenn.edu.
Proposal materials:

1) Letter of nomination from a Penn faculty member

2) Letter from the nominee, stating the rationale for the visit  and the proposed duration

3) Proposal of research that would be done at PGFI and of  the educational/outreach seminar or workshop series that  the nominee would be willing to lead

4) Nominee’s CV

Proposals are reviewed on a continuous basis.

Questions about the Visiting Scholars Program can be directed to Kristin Field at kfield@sas.upenn.edu.

Nominations of and proposals from women and other members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged by PGFI.

—Penn Genome Frontiers Institute




Almanac - November 4, 2008, Volume 55, No. 11