A key objective of the program is for the visiting scientist to participate in HMSC programs, including teaching and research, during their stay.

Awards of up to $8,000 are available to fund a visiting scientist, with the goal of hosting at least one visitor per academic year. These funds may be used for salary, travel, research expenses, or a combination of these costs.

HMSC faculty (including courtesy faculty) are encouraged to seek distinguished colleagues interested in a visit to the HMSC and submit recommendations to the HMSC Director's Office. Applications will consist of a resume on the scientist (5-page maximum), and a narrative describing the activities that will be performed at HMSC and how the visit will integrate into research, education, and outreach programs of the HMSC. A recommendation from an OSU or HMSC scientist is suggested, but not required. It should specifically note whether some level of matching funding will be available, either from an internal HMSC program or from other sources. As an example, this is an ideal means of helping support a sabbatical leave for a colleague from another institution.

Recommendations and applications will be accepted in the HMSC Director’s office throughout the year (or until a decision is reached) and evaluated by a committee of HMSC faculty and graduate students. Evaluation criteria will include the degree to which the scientist will:
utilize specialized facilities and environments at the HMSC,
interact with the many groups at the HMSC as well as students,
and bring new approaches, technologies, and ideas to the research and education goals of the HMSC. 

Recommendations and applications will be accepted in the HMSC Director’s office throughout the year (or until a decision is reached) and evaluated by a committee of HMSC faculty and graduate students. Evaluation criteria will include the degree to which the scientist will:

  • utilize specialized facilities and environments at the HMSC,
  • interact with the many groups at the HMSC as well as students,
  • bring new approaches, technologies, and ideas to the research and education goals of the HMSC.