This two-year award provides financial support for graduate school and two summer internships. The internship is based at UCAR in Boulder, Colorado, in any of the scientific, engineering, applied mathematics, or computational labs of the National Center for Atmospheric Research or with one of UCAR’s community programs, whose activities range from providing data and software services to education, professional training, and public outreach.

NCAR's mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally; and to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. NCAR also has a strong interdisciplinary mission to bring other fields to bear on substantial problems in weather, water, climate, space weather, and related disciplines. Thus there is a significant opportunity for projects in computational science, data science, applied mathematics, or engineering. This fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to spend time working on a thesis, or final-project equivalent, with guidance from NCAR scientists and engineers.

The UCAR Next Generation Fellowship in Earth System Science is intended for graduate students:

  • attending a North American university
  • having U.S. or foreign citizenship
  • from underrepresented populations (see definition below)
  • holding an undergraduate degree in atmospheric science or a related Earth system science, such as one of the other geosciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science, and planning to actively pursue a graduate degree in atmospheric or related Earth system science