For UTEP and BUILDing SCHOLARS Pipeline Partner Institution Faculty

Summer Sabbatical Program

Flexible dates

Become a visiting faculty researcher in a health-related field this summer!

This opportunity provides interested faculty members from UTEP and the BUILDing SCHOLARS Pipeline Partner institutions to collaborate with a host faculty member at one of 13 Research Partner institutions on health-related research.

The applicant will spend 10 weeks working with his/her host on a research project, gaining new research skills and experiences. At end of the summer, the applicant must provide a collaboration plan, such as a plan for journal article submissions, grant proposals, etc., describing how their partnership with their host will proceed.

Up to five visiting faculty researchers and their respective hosts will be selected for the Summer Sabbatical Program. A directory of interested faculty hosts can be found here. (Click here to download file).

  • Faculty from UTEP and BUILDing SCHOLARS Pipeline Partners are eligible to apply as visiting research faculty (mentees).
    • Preference will be given to junior faculty with the potential for obtaining health-related research funding that can support students.
    • A letter of support from the prospective host member is required during the application process. A directory of interested faculty hosts can be found here. (Click here to download file).
      Please contact Dr. Danielle Morales if you are interested in identifying your own host faculty members at one of the partnering institutions.


  • Each visiting researcher will receive a $14,000 stipend to cover housing and travel expenses, as well as an honorarium.
  • Host faculty members will receive $2,000 as an honorarium for accommodating the visiting researcher.


  • Applications are due March 31, 2019.
  • Award selections will be made by April 12, 2019.
  • All visiting faculty researchers and their host must sign a contract describing the terms of their arrangement, which will include weekly meetings and a secure office or lab space in which to work. The contract can be found here (save it to your computer and fill it out).


For questions or more information about the Summer Sabbatical Program, contact Dr. Danielle Morales at .