The Lavern Weber Visiting Scientist Program is one of the many ways Oregon State University’s (OSU) Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) fosters marine research through collaboration. Visiting Scientists bring expertise in diverse disciplines and lay the foundation for professional collaborations across universities and agencies. Through the Lavern Weber Visiting Scientist Fellowship, visiting researchers become part of HMSC’s research community, sharing expertise and diverse perspectives with professional colleagues, students, and local citizens. A key objective of the program is for the visiting scientist to participate in HMSC programs, including teaching and research, during their stay.
Funded by donations to a named endowment and matching funding from the OSU Research Office, the Fellowship honors Dr. Lavern Weber, who directed HMSC from 1977 until 2002. Awards of up to $10,000 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. Additional funds may be available for longer stays.
Applications should consist of:
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:
Please contact the Research Program Manager Cinamon Moffett, or call 541-867-0126 with any questions.