UVisit participation strengthens our community through collaborative research, teaching, and technical support visits that offer opportunities for intellectual growth and professional development. For NCAR and UCAR scientists, engineers, and other professionals, the program provides opportunities to visit a  university and helps build lasting connections with students and faculty. 

UCAR's UVisit program provides financial support for these visits, which can include:

  • giving lectures, tutorials, or workshops
  • collaborative research with university faculty and students 
  • teaching a class in person, remotely, or through a combination of methods
  • providing training and/or technical support for university facilities or equipment.

UVisit Program Guidelines

  • The visit should be of direct benefit the university, faculty, or students 
  • Priority is given to UCAR university members and Minority Serving institutions
  • Requests can be made by the university or a NCAR|UCAR staff member
  • Visits can range from a few days to a few weeks to a few months
  • Funding is intended to supplement support already in place from the university and the lab or program
  • UVisit typically provides funds for the travel portion of a visit, but other, extenuating requests may be considered. If the visit is to teach a class at a university, it is expected that the university would pay the staff’s salary, with some co-sponsorship from the NCAR/UCAR lab
  • Visits must be approved by the lab or program director and the department chair at the university
  • A post-visit executive summary is required and should address:
    • The work that was accomplished
    • How the university, faculty, or students were benefited
    • Identify any opportunities for continued engagement between the university and NCAR|UCAR
  • Funding is limited. Requests should be financially prudent to allow collaboration at as many universities as possible. The typical request ranges from $1,500 - $5,000.