Mortenson Center Faculty Affiliates are faculty whose work is aligned with the Mortenson Center's mission to positively impact vulnerable people and their environment by improving development tools and practice.

To obtain affiliate status, faculty must:

  • Have a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado-Boulder, or have a comparable appointment at another institution.
  • Conduct research in development engineering, global health and/or in resource-limited communities.
  • Provide a short statement regarding their motivation to affiliate with the Mortenson Center, as well as an updated CV.

Faculty affiliates are reviewed by the Director and approved by the Executive Committee.

Faculty affiliates are for 3 year terms, renewable.

Once affiliated, faculty are expected to:

  • Provide a photo & bio with research and teaching interests for use on website, to be updated yearly.
  • Attend program meetings (up to two meetings per year).
  • Provide feedback on important decisions when asked.

Faculty affiliates do not have any voting rights.

For externally funded proposals that include substantial support from Mortenson Center funding, staff and/or core faculty, including the Director or Managing Director, the Mortenson Center may request a fraction of ICR. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Mortenson Center Faculty Affiliates support the center through their research, teaching, and service. In return, the benefits of becoming an affiliated faculty member of Mortenson Center include the ability to:

  • Apply for Mortenson Center Seed Grants,
  • Recruit Mortenson Center students as research and teaching assistants,
  • Have Mortenson Center-affiliated students apply to access Mortenson Center resources (Student Travel Grants, Student Conference Attendance and Travel, Practicum Support).
  • Apply for Discovery Learning Apprenticeship funding to support undergraduate research assistants.
  • Interact regularly with like-minded faculty across the college and in other schools and colleges on campus.
  • Collaborate with other Mortenson Center affiliates on joint proposals, with the support of Mortenson Center staff.
  • List and receive letters of collaboration for grants on Mortenson Center-related projects.
  • Increase visibility and publicity of research via the Mortenson Center website.

Faculty Application