Faculty Affiliation Program

The Knight Campus has established and is growing programming for faculty, researchers, entrepreneurs and students to support innovation, career development and engaged research. The goal of the Faculty Affiliation Program is to create deeper engagement and build on the impact of Knight Campus programs and opportunities for collaboration with members of the broader community. The Knight Campus is made up of many people with a variety of interests and strengths of affiliation to each other. We offer two distinct membership opportunities:

Knight Campus Associates are tenure-related and career research professor faculty with primary appointments outside the Knight Campus who are integrally involved with Knight Campus activities and programs.

Knight Campus Affiliates are UO tenure-related and career faculty outside of the Knight Campus who conduct research or teaching related to focus areas within the Knight Campus and would like to be kept abreast of activities and programs offered by the Knight Campus. Additionally, affiliate membership may be offered to non-UO partners and colleagues by invitation only.

Why Apply?

Associate affiliation reflects a desire to actively engage as an individual and as a research group in the mission and vision of the Knight Campus by participating in programs, workshops, discussion groups, research projects and other activities. Engagement as an Associate provides among other things access to select Knight Campus programming such as the Undergraduate Scholars program and future seed funding opportunities, invitations to professional development programs and recognition on the Knight Campus website. See Responsibilities and Benefits chart linked below.

Affiliates receive directed communication that engages them in the community life of the Knight Campus including invitations to seminars and workshops and select professional development activities. See Responsibilities and Benefits chart linked below.

Benefits and Responsibilities of Affiliation


A goal of the affiliation program is to provide a platform for University of Oregon faculty who have research and academic interests that align with the mission and goals of the Knight Campus to substantively engage with the researchers and programming of the Knight Campus. The program welcomes applications from University of Oregon tenure-related and career faculty as noted in the two membership descriptions above.


KC Associate proposals are reviewed quarterly. Appointment to and continued membership in the Knight Campus are subject to the approval of the Knight Campus leadership. Appointments are for three years and renewable based upon accomplishments as well as commitment to contributing to the KC mission and research focal areas. At minimum, Associates must update their professional information at time of renewal.

Mission: Science Advancing Society

Research Focal Areas:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials for Biological Applications
  • Precision Medicine Technologies
  • Predicting Complex Biological Systems
  • Synthetic Biology/Molecular Engineering

Knight Campus Affiliate proposals are reviewed quarterly. Appointments are for three years and renewable based on the affiliates' desire to remain affiliated. Affiliates must update their professional information at time of renewal. 

The deadline for proposals for Associate and Affiliate membership is the last Monday of every academic quarter at 5:00pm.