Neurophotonics Center Membership Policy

Revised August 20, 2021

The Boston University Neuro-Photonics Center’s mission is to build and support an interdisciplinary community that can develop and broadly deploy impactful photonics technologies in the neurosciences to advance our understanding of how the brain works in health and in disease. Its membership includes faculty with primary academic appointments in science, engineering, and medical departments at Boston University who help fulfill this mission through research and scholarship, educational programs and initiatives, prototype development for applications, and technology translation.

 

Why become a member of NPC?
  • Join our vibrant Neurophotonics community!
  • Have a seat at the table – actively represent your research area in our new initiatives and events!
  • Shape, influence, and impact Neurophotonics training program!
  • Join NPC-led group grant proposals or lead grant proposals with NPC support.
  • Participate in decisions about development, acquisition, and allocation of NPC resources.
  • Develop new collaborative efforts within our community and with NPC support.
  • Be eligible for NPC subsidy of core usage fees. Preference is given to junior / unfunded faculty with promising potential to raise new grants.

 

For Initial Appointment as a Neuro-Photonics Center Faculty Member the applicant must have a fulltime faculty appointment at Boston University. The applicant must submit a letter to the Center Director requesting membership, and making a commitment to adhere to the responsibilities of membership including:

  • Significant academic and research activity in neurophotonics, or in research activities closely linked to active Neuro-Photonics Center programs.
  • Participate in activities associated with the Neuro-Photonics Center, including service on committees, attendance at Neuro-Photonics Center-sponsored forums, meetings and symposia, and shared responsibility for attainment, implementation, use, and continued improvement of Neuro-Photonics Center resources
  • Submission of neurophotonics-related grants in affiliation with the Neuro-Photonics Center, and acknowledgement of Neuro-Photonics Center membership in neurophotonics-related publications and presentations
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative academic and educational activities with other Neuro-Photonics Center members and their students.

The Center’s Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) will consider and vote upon initial faculty membership. The AAC will look for evidence of significant academic and research activity in neurophotonics, or in research activities closely linked to active Neuro-Photonics Center programs. The AAC vote will be advisory to the Center Director, who will make final decisions with regard to membership

 

For Renewed Appointment, a Neuro-Photonics Center Faculty Member must submit a renewal application every third year. This renewal application is solicited by the Neuro-Photonics Center. Renewal applicants must make a request through the google form here AT THIS LINK.

The AAC will consider and vote upon renewals of individual faculty membership. The AAC will look for evidence of faculty commitment to the obligations of membership, including:

  • Significant academic and research activity in neurophotonics, or in research activities closely linked to active Neuro-Photonics Center programs.
  • A history of participation in activities associated with the Neuro-Photonics Center, including service on committees, attendance at Neuro-Photonics Center-sponsored forums, meetings and symposia, and shared responsibility for attainment, implementation, use, and continued improvement of Neuro-Photonics Center resources
  • Submission of neurophotonics-related grants in affiliation with the Neuro-Photonics Center, and acknowledgement of Neuro-Photonics Center membership in neurophotonics-related publications and presentations
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative academic and educational activities with other Neuro-Photonics Center members and their students.

 

The AAC vote will be advisory to the Center Director, who will make final decisions with regard to membership.