Faculty are invited to nominate MSU faculty engaged in biomedical-related research for the honor of the Kopriva MSU Faculty Lectureship in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences. The MSU College of Letters and Science established the Kopriva Science Seminar Endowment in 1991 through a generous gift from Phil Kopriva, a 1957 graduate of MSU in biological sciences and chemistry. The endowment supports a lecture series in the general area of biomedical sciences, recognizing outstanding interdisciplinary research in complex biological systems or biomedical science. 

Each year, outstanding external biomedical researchers, the recipients of the Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowship and the Kopriva MSU Faculty Lecturer(s) will give Kopriva Science Seminar lectures. Lecturers will be selected on the basis of the excellence and interdisciplinary impact of their research, as well as upon the breadth of general interest in that research. The lectures will be open to the entire campus community and general public, and substantial consideration will be given to the selection of lecturers that are excellent communicators as well as excellent scientists. 

In addition to a reception honoring the Kopriva MSU Faculty Lecturer following the lecture, the lecturer will receive an honorarium of $500.


The deadline for application is September 2, 2022. The recipient of the lectureship will be announced at the beginning of each academic year.


The following materials should be forwarded to Amanda Smith, Office of the Dean, College of Letters and Science, 2-205 Wilson Hall or sent via email to [email protected]

  1. CV of nominee
  2. A brief statement of the research to be presented at the Kopriva
  3. MSU Faculty Lecture outlining its importance and contribution to interdisciplinary work in complex biological systems or biomedical science.