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UCAR Update

January 2005


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In brief
Faculty Fellowship Program supports NCAR visits
Unidata Community Equipment Awards
NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop
SOARS deadline is 1 February
Postdoc openings in statistical science
New associate director sought for NCAR/ESSL
Annual Scientific Report 2004, Highlights 2005 are on line


Faculty Fellowship Program supports NCAR visits
University faculty interested in visiting NCAR between 1 June 2005 and 31 May 2006 are invited to apply to the Faculty Fellowship Program.   Operated by the NCAR Advanced Study Program, this effort provides opportunities to foster fruitful and lasting intellectual collaborations and partnerships between university faculty and NCAR staff.   All faculty employed full time at a college or university are eligible; those from UCAR member institutions and academic affiliates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Durations of stay at NCAR range from three months to one year.  

Application deadline: 15 March
Scott Briggs, NCAR/ASP, 303-497-1607
Faculty Fellowship Program


Unidata Community Equipment Awards
Under NSF sponsorship, UOP's Unidata Program Center announces the 2005 Unidata Community Equipment Awards. A total of $100,000 is available for awards this year. Proposals for amounts ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 will be considered. Notification of award status will be made by early May 2005. Please visit the URLs below to view the call for proposals, information about the awards, and past awardees.

Application deadline: 18 March
Contact: Joanne Graham, Unidata, 303-497-8651
2005 call for proposals More about the awards


NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop
Science department chairs are invited to nominate one student leader in junior standing to represent their university at the fourth annual NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop, 20-24 June.   Criteria for nomination may include demonstrated interest in atmospheric and related sciences, academic excellence, aptitude for research, and potential to gain from the experience.   NCAR will select up to 20 participants by 15 March.

Nomination deadline: 4 March
Tim Barnes, NCAR Education and Outreach, 303-497-1169
Undergraduate Leadership Workshop


SOARS deadline is 1 February
Managed by UCAR, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) offers summer research internships to undergraduates exploring a career in the atmospheric or related sciences. Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed the equivalent of two years of college with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. SOARS encourages applicants who

  • are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences;
  • have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage;
  • and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

Application deadline: 1 February
Jocelyn White, SOARS, 303-497-8622
Online application


Postdoc openings in statistical science
As part of an NSF project to develop collaboration among statistical, atmospheric, and oceanographic scientists, the NCAR Geophysical Statistics Project will be filling one or more visitor openings at the postdoctoral level for statistical scientists.   The visitors will work as part of a group developing methods to analyze, compare, and interpret large data sets.   Appointments are for one year, with the strong possibility of renewal for a second year.   The appointment starting date is flexible, with a target of 15 August.

Deadline for initial consideration: 1 March
Contact: Liz Rothney, NCAR/GSP, 303-497-1351
Postdoc-Level Appointments for Statistical Scientists for 2005


New associate director sought for NCAR/ESSL
NCAR is currently accepting applications for a new associate director to manage the Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory.   The ESSL comprises four NCAR divisions (ACD, CGD, HAO, MMM) and the new Institute for Multidisciplinary Earth Studies (TIMES).   Please see the URL below for details on the position and application procedures.

Application deadline: 1 March
UCAR Human Resources posting: NCAR associate director


Annual Scientific Report 2004, Highlights 2005 are on line
The NCAR Annual Scientific Report 2004 and UCAR Highlights 2005 are both available on the Web.   The ASR provides in-depth background on NCAR's many research and education activities.   Highlights, written for a broad audience, provides a more general overview of UCAR/NCAR/UOP.   Subscribers to the UCAR Quarterly will soon receive a print copy of Highlights 2005.

Contact (ASR): Catherine Shea, Office of the NCAR Director, 303-497-1112
Contact (Highlights, UCAR Quarterly): Bob Henson, UCAR Communications, 303-497-8605


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