Director of Research

Ocean Institutes: Principles and Advisory Committee


  • Institute personnel should be limited to the Institute Director and the minimum necessary staff (Center Administrator and/or administrative professional, technical specialists if needed for Institute facilities), and all should have their primary appointments in a Department.
  • Research support from the Institutes may be in the form of various menu items (grants, fellowships, matching funds, student & postdoc support), but should be for research programs that fall within the overall theme of the Institute.
  • Research proposals generated within the Institutes will be submitted through normal channels involving review by one or more relevant Departments.

Institutes Advisory Council (IAC):

  • The IAC consists of appropriate departmental and disciplinary representation, and will have 5-6 members in addition to the Institute Director as the Chair of IAC. In consultation with the Departments, the Institute Director nominates the IAC membership.
  • The Chair of the IAC is the Institute Director.
  • Terms of the Committee members are normally 3 years, and are staggered.
  • The Committee advises the Institute Director on yearly operations and activities of the Institute, and makes recommendations about research areas and distribution of resources.

The IAC will make funding recommendations, soliciting advice from ad hoc review panels as needed. Normal Institution Conflict of Interest procedures will be followed.

Institute Director (ID):

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Approved by:
Dr. Robert B. Gagosian, Director
March 8, 2002

Revision Approved by:
Dr. Robert B. Gagosian, Director
May, 2003

Last updated: March 4, 2015