Bindley launches research fellows and scholars program for Purdue faculty

April 9, 2012

The Bindley Bioscience Center in Purdue's Discovery Park is seeking applications for its first class of fellows and scholars focused on research in the life sciences.

Nominations through the Bindley Research Fellows and Scholars Initiative are due May 1 for the first research scholar, a two-year program valued at $25,000 per year, and the inaugural research fellow, which provides $25,000 for this 12-month program.

"Through our new Bindley Research Fellows and Scholars Initiative, we hope to engage the entire Purdue campus in the development, expansion and application of new science and engineering technologies, with an emphasis on creating new life science approaches," said Richard Kuhn, director of the Bindley Bioscience Center. "Two fellows and one scholar will be selected as a result of this initial callout."

Departments or units will receive $25,000 per year for each faculty fellow and scholar as compensation for the partial release from their academic responsibilities. In addition, each fellow and scholar is eligible for up to $10,000 per year for the use of Bindley's core research facilities during their appointment.

Tommy Sors, center project manager at Bindley, said the program is directed at Purdue faculty members from all academic ranks on the West Lafayette campus who believe their research will benefit from the interdisciplinary environment and resources at the Discovery Park facility.

The fellows and scholars will be chosen on a competitive basis following nomination by their department/unit head/chair with approval of the college dean, Sors said. The appointment period will begin either June 1 or July 1.

A campus-wide committee composed of the associate deans for research from each college and chaired by an associate vice president for research will review nominations. Finalists then will be invited to give a short presentation to Bindley's Advisory Council. The nomination packet must include an application cover letter, a nomination letter from a department head or chair, a statement of interest and research/project plan from the applicant and a CV.

For more information about the program, go to To download a complete nomination packet, go to