Call for associate member self-nominations
The Associate Member Program at the Broad Institute supports faculty from Broad partner institutions — MIT, Harvard University, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals — by providing an opportunity to participate deeply in the Broad scientific community.
The Broad Institute is now seeking self-nominations for associate members to commence in October 2013. (Click here to access the self-nomination form.)
Associate Member Program
The Broad Institute’s faculty consists of core members and associate members, who both play a crucial role in scientific programs and activities. Serving as an associate member involves both opportunities and responsibilities:
- Broad faculty continue to have full teaching and administrative duties at their home institutions. Associate members maintain their primary lab at their home institution, although they may have additional space at the Broad to support collaborative research if necessary.
- Associate members are appointed for two-year terms, which are renewable.
- Associate members are invited and expected to be significantly engaged in the scientific life of the Broad community in one or more of the following ways: (i) regularly attending scientific program meetings; (ii) actively participating in scientific programs and projects; and (iii) engaging in other Broad activities (e.g. SPARC, education and outreach)
- Associate members have the opportunity to develop and propose collaborative projects, which may partner with Broad platforms and may receive internal Broad funding through competitive review processes, such as SPARC.
- Associate members have PI status at the Broad Institute as well as their home institution. They may apply for grants and awards through either institution as appropriate for the project.
In short, associate members are committed to building a collaborative community – each contributing to and benefiting from the Broad.
Criteria for associate membership (one ore more of the following)
- Ongoing and active participation in Broad projects, programs, and platforms
- Deep collaboration with one or more scientists at Broad
- Contributions to the Broad community such as serving on the SPARC committee, Program or Platform steering committees, faculty search committees, etc.
- Scientific leadership in areas not currently well represented at Broad that would extend and enrich the Broad community
- For faculty newly recruited to MIT, Harvard, or one of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, scientific interest, rather than evidence of engagement, will be the primary consideration (as new faculty may not have had the chance to collaborate with the Broad)
In 2013, the following areas are of particular interest to draw in new associate members:
- Biological engineering
- Physical sciences
- Information sciences
Social sciences related to the Broad scientific mission (e.g. business, ethics, law, politics)
To open the nomination process and increase diversity, we use self-nomination. Self-nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of Broad core members, senior associate members, and senior staff.
The final slate will be reviewed and approved by the joint Collaboration Coordinating Committee (of Broad, MIT, Harvard, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals). The new class will be announced in Fall 2013.
Please follow the link below to complete the self nomination process: http://www.broadinstitute.org/amsn/
Inquiries about the process can be sent directly to Andreea O’Connell, Academic Affairs Manager.