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NIIMBL Faculty Fellows Program

NIIMBL is pleased to announce the pilot of a faculty sabbatical in industry program. The NIIMBL Faculty Fellows program provides financial support for faculty or instructional staff at universities and community colleges to pursue a sabbatical either at an industry member organization (Tier 1 or Tier 2) or at NIIMBL’s headquarters in Delaware to support NIIMBL-led projects.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through December 31, 2024. 


The intent of NIIMBL’s Faculty Fellows program is to create a diverse and engaged community of academics that can work collaboratively and effectively with industry and represent a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and institutions.

NIIMBL Faculty Fellows will:
  • Gain valuable experience and exposure to state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Learn about real-world industry challenges
  • Seed new industry-academic partnerships
  • Strengthen the overall member community


  • Eligibility will be limited to faculty and/or full-time staff at NIIMBL academic member institutions with demonstrated experience with federal cost accounting standards (under 2 CFR 200).
  • Awards will be made to single institutions.
Company Host
  • Eligibility will be limited to NIIMBL industry members designated as Tier 1 or Tier 2 at the time of submission, as well as NIIMBL’s headquarters to support NIIMBL-led projects.
  • Applications involving organizations that are not members of NIIMBL will not be considered.


  • Up to 12-month sabbatical period (12 months is the preferred duration)
  • Maximum total budget of $200,000
  • Before applying funding from the NIIMBL Faculty Fellows program, principal investigators (PIs) should first leverage other available funding, including partial salary/benefits from their home institution and the host organization, when applicable.

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