Associate members (group leaders) are welcome to join the ViPS community from sector research institutes such as LuKe, SYKE and VTT, or from stakeholders/companies related to both basic and applied plant sciences.

Associate members should fulfill the following criteria:

  • You have your own research group with PI (principal investigator) status or the equivalent
  • You have clear links to the University and are the main supervisor of a master’s student and/or doctoral candidate OR you are willing to supervise such students
  • You have/have had in the last three years your own competitive funding
  • You are active in the local and international research communities and are willing to contribute to the ViPS research community

Free form applications can be sent to the ViPS office at any time. The board will process applications on a regular basis.