This two-year award provides financial support for graduate school and two summer internships. The internship is based at UCAR in Washington, D.C., with UCAR’s Washington Operations Office. UCAR strongly believes that a diverse and inclusive public policy team enables us to better advocate for the sciences — in terms of both federal research funding and policy related to the performance of research. We provide nonpartisan information to Congress, the White House, federal agencies, partner organizations, and industry to demonstrate the importance and value of the research and training provided by UCAR, NCAR, and the Earth system science community.

The UCAR Next Generation Fellowship in Public Policy is intended for graduate students:

  • attending a North American university
  • U.S. citizen (required for this fellowship)
  • 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
  • wanting to focus on public policy and government relations and planning to pursue a graduate degree in atmospheric or related Earth system science with a focus on public policy