Research Affiliates are collaborators who are not current PARC principal investigators and/or who are from academic or non-profit institutions that are not current members of PARC. Research Affiliates provide a valuable contribution to PARC’s vision and strategy through ongoing support of the center’s goals and by participating in center activities. Collaboration among PARC investigators and Research Affiliates can strengthen individual research efforts as well as promote the mission of the center.
Please view a listing of our Current Research Affiliates.
Research Affiliates enjoy the following benefits:
- Eligibility for the Scientific Exchange Program
- Full access to PARC instrumentation
- Invitations to all PARC seminars and to the annual All Hands meeting
- Ability to stream PARC seminars at remote locations
- Networking opportunities with key experts in photosynthesis
- The opportunity to identify with an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) when submitting applications for research funding.
Investigators participating in research related to PARC’s scientific themes may apply for Research Affiliate status*. Research Affiliates must have a continuing position at an academic institution or non-profit institution and hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. Continued affiliation with PARC will depend upon annual evaluation by the PARC Steering Committee, based upon a brief annual report/summary of PARC‐related activities, publications and research submitted by the Research Affiliate. Annual reports/summaries are due in April each year. Interim updates may be requested at any time.
Interested applicants may submit the following materials for consideration by the PARC Steering Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org :
1. Current CV
2. Letter requesting affiliate status
3. Letter of recommendation from or nomination by a PARC PI
Postdoctoral associates and graduate students of Research Affiliates are also eligible for PARC membership, by completing the online application and submitting a short letter or e‐mail of support from the Research Affiliate.
* Research Affiliate status is neither a monetary award nor a guarantee for future funding.