Center Policies



Koerner fellows may participate in all activities of the center and they each may bring a single person (spouse, partner, or guest) to all activities except the following: Antioxidants meetings, Third Thursday luncheons, and seminars. Due to endowment restrictions, the spouse, partner, or guest of a fellow must be accompanied by the fellow in order to attend ticketed events and excursions.

Spouses and partners of deceased Koerner fellows are invited to the following types of events: Intellectual Trajectories series; evening talks, financial planning sessions, art opening receptions; cocktail parties; and the holiday and end-of-year dinners. Because of endowment restrictions on expenditures for travel and entertainment, invitations to ticketed events and excursions are only allowable for current fellows and their guests.

Research and Travel Funds:

Research funds awarded by the center support a broad range of research, teaching, and other university business conducted by fellows. These awards may not be used to cover personal expenses or any other costs that are not directly related to research, teaching, and other university business. In addition, a small allowance to support travel to present at academic conferences is available with approval from the center’s director. All out-of-pocket expenses must be submitted to the center and fully processed for reimbursement within 119 days from the date the charge is incurred. A list of approved expenditures for research and travel may be found at here.


Offices are assigned by the director in consultation with the center’s advisory board, initially for a term of two years, with the possibility of renewal based on participation in the activities of the center and regular use of the office. Any Koerner fellow in full retirement may apply for office space.