Opportunities for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Atmospheric Science

This page lists some

  • Graduate Fellowships
  • REUs (for undergrads)
  • Visitor programs (go elsewhere for the summer or a few months)
  • Postdoc programs
  • Job websites

Fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRF)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

  • Overview: This program provides support for students in the early stages of their graduate or doctoral studies in science, mathematics, or engineering, as well as additional support for women in engineering, computer, and information science disciplines.
  • Eligibility: Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) supported by NSF.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Award/Program Size: NSF expects to award 2,000 awards for new fellowships in fiscal year 2011. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $30,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 to the degree-granting institution. Also available is a one-time international allowance of $1,000 to students who have arranged full-time research study at an international site for at least three months. Looking ahead, President Obama in 2009 proposed to triple the number of new GRFs, bringing the level to 3,000 by 2013. The expansion of this program has already begun.
  • Due Dates: Applications are typically due in November each year, with the exact date dependant on the field in which the student is applying.
  • Special Attention: Applicants must not have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate study prior to applying. Applicants who have completed part-time graduate study must have completed no more than 24 semester hours.

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284

  • Overview: This fellowship program introduces graduate students in science and engineering to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and helps students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. Institutes are located in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan and occur each summer between June and August.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master’s or Ph.D. program at a U.S. institution.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Award/Program Size: There are an estimated 195 awards annually. Awardees will receive a $5,000 stipend, a roundtrip international airline ticket, and will be supported to attend a pre-departure orientation in the Washington, D.C. area. Foreign co-sponsoring organizations will provide additional support to cover EAPSI students’ living expenses abroad during the period of the summer institutes, and will provide an in-country orientation to the science environment and culture of each location.
  • Due Date: Applications are due annually on the second Tuesday in December.

Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship Program
http://scgf.orau.gov/

  • Overview: This program supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the DOE Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a first-year or second-year full-time graduate student in a qualified research-focused master’s or Ph.D. program in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer science, a areas of environmental sciences. The master’s or Ph.D. degree program pursued must require a research thesis/dissertation.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Award/Program Size: The duration of the fellowship is three years. Fellows will receive a yearly stipend of $35,000 for general living expenses. Fellows are eligible to receive up to $10,500 towards university tuition and fees. Fellows will also receive a research stipend of $5,000 per year.
  • Due Date: The most recent application deadline was November 30, 2009. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
  • Special Attention: While this program was originally funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Administration has requested it be continued.

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) Program
http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/

  • Overview: This program provides opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation’s workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community.
  • Eligibility: Students in their first or second year of graduate study in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences are eligible to apply.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be either citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Award/Program Size: Support of this fellowship is limited to four years and must be renewed each year. The fellowship provides full tuition and required fees to be paid through the
    duration of the program. Awardees will also receive a yearly stipend of $32,400 and academic allowances.
  • Due Date: The 2010 fellowship application period ended January 14, 2010. Online application for the 2011 cycle will open late October 2010.
  • Special Attention: A new policy was initiated during the 2010-2011 award cycle. For the 2010 and future cycles, applications will only be considered for study in departments that certify that either no more than one term of teaching, grading or other departmental support activities are required of students in the applicant’s department or if there are requirements to teach, grade or provide other departmental support for more than one term, they will be waived for the CSGF fellows.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
http://ndseg.asee.org/

  • Overview: This program is a competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to students who intend to pursue graduate study in one of the 15 supported disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Oceanography; and Physics.
  • Eligibility: Applicants should be at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Award/Program Size: The DOD awarded approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2010. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
  • Due Date: Applications are due December 17, 2010.
  • Note: This does not require any service at a DOD facility.

Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
http://smart.asee.org/

  • Overview: This program allows students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship in exchange for serving at internships at DOD facilities and working for DOD after graduation. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Industrial and Systems Engineering; Information Sciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Nuclear Engineering; Oceanography; Operations Research; and, Physics.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at an academic institution.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Award/Program Size: Participants receive full tuition and education related fees; cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 to $41,000 depending on prior educational experience; paid summer internships; health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year; book allowance of $1,000 per academic year; mentoring; and employment placement after graduation.
  • Due Date: The application period for 2011 closes on December 1, 2010.
  • Special Attentions: Participants must be able to participate in summer internships at DOD laboratories and willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DOD.

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
http://www.epa.gov/ncerqa/fellow/

  • Overview: This program supports master’s and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences.
    The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmentally-related fields.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in an environmental field of specialization at a fully accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Citizenship: Students must be either a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency in the U.S.
    Award/Program Size: The term of a graduate fellowship is negotiated with students and customarily covers a period of nine to 12 months for each fellowship year. Students seeking a master's degree may be supported for a maximum of two years. Students seeking doctoral degrees may receive support for a maximum of three years, available over a period of four years. A maximum of $74,000 will be provided for master's fellows (two years) and up to $111,000 (three years) for doctoral fellows. Awards range from $55,000 to $111,000 total per fellowship with an average of $80,000.
  • Due Date: The upcoming application deadline has not yet been announced.
  • Special Attention: Applicants who are in a graduate program and have completed more than one year in their current master's program or have completed more than four years in their current doctoral program are not eligible.

EPS National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS)
http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/NNEMS/index.html

  • Overview: This program offers fellowships that are narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year. Typically, the research is conducted at an EPA office or laboratory, although other arrangements can be made in certain circumstances. The fellowships are organized among four categories: environmental policy, regulation, and law; environmental management and administration; environmental science; and public relations and communications.
  • Eligibility: The program is only available to undergraduate- and graduate-level students pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection.
  • Citizenship: Students must be either a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency in the U.S.
  • Award/Program Size: Recipients of the fellowships receive a stipend based on the student's level of education and the duration and location of the project. Each year, the NNEMS program offers approximately 30 to 40 fellowships for an estimated total of $400,000.
  • Due Date: The most recent application deadline was February 5, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.

NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
http://fosterscholars.noaa.gov/aboutscholarship.html

  • Overview: This program provides support for independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups.
  • Eligibility: Those eligible to apply are currently pursuing or intending to pursue a full-time master’s or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology (including the curation, preservation, and display of maritime artifacts) or marine biology, (including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas).
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Award/Program Size: Scholarships carry a 12-month stipend for each student of $30,000, an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000 and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. Master’s students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. About four scholarships are awarded each year.
  • Due Date: The most recent application deadline was March 17, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.

NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/home/...

  • Overview: The Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Each of the 52 consortia fund fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM), as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development. A goal of the program is to recruit and train U.S. citizens (especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities) for careers in aerospace science and technology, and consortia are required to provide a specific target percentage for participation of female and underrepresented minority students in fellowship and scholarship programs.
  • Eligibility: Graduate students, from a variety of math, science and engineering disciplines, are eligible for fellowships which enable them to initiate or continue research in their own fields and complete their studies. Eligibility details vary from institution to institution.
  • Citizenship: Students must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: The size and duration of the fellowship awards vary from institution to institution.
  • Due Date: Due dates vary from institution to institution.
  • Special Attention: To determine the details of criteria and awards at a specific institution, see state links at http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/home/....
  • The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is awards both undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. These OSGC scholarship programs support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the aerospace industry. Individuals from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium website at http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/fellow.html. Please direct any questions to 541-737-2414 or spacegrant@oregonstate.edu.

NASA Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project (JPFP)
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Jenkins_Pred...

  • Overview: This program seeks to increase the number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The JPFP provides up to three years of support and includes a mentor-protégé initiative, fellows orientation, a technical exchange symposium and the competitive mini research award program. The competitive mini research award program provides six weeks of hands-on research experience at a NASA center or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
  • Eligibility: Recipients of this award must be full-time graduate or doctoral students enrolled in a STEM discipline.
  • Citizenship: This award is open to U.S. citizens, including residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories.
  • Award/Program Size: Up to 20 fellows are selected annually. Annual stipends for students pursuing doctoral degrees start at $24,000 and $18,000 for master’s-level fellows. Annual tuition offsets are $8,500 per year for all fellows.
  • Due Date: The most recent application deadline was February 8, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
    Special Attention: Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, majoring in a STEM discipline.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Graduate_Stu...

  • Overview: This program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees. Research opportunities are located at each of the nine NASA centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA updates research topics annually to complement its mission requirements. Research areas are in disciplines that lead to aeronautics and space careers.
  • Eligibility: Students must be pursuing a degree related to NASA research and development, in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Award/Program Size: This 12-month award may be renewed annually, for a maximum of three years.
  • Due Date: The most recent application deadline was March 8, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
  • Special Attention: This program includes a required internship at the NASA center affiliated with the NASA-sponsored research.

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program. NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2011-2012 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

  • The deadline for NEW applications is February 1, 2011, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 15, 2011.
  • The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 11 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ - click on "Solicitations" then click on "Open Solicitations" then select the "NESSF 11" announcement. Also refer to “Proposal Submission Instructions” and “Program Specific Questions” listed under “Other Documents” on the NESSF 11 solicitation index page.
  • All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 11 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.
  • For further information contact Ming-Ying Wei, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0771, E-mail: mwei@nasa.gov or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.

Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study and Research Abroad
http://fulbright.state.gov/fulbright/

  • Overview: This program is an international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries. The program provides participants, chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright projects span every major discipline, and recipients carry out a wide variety of unique projects and activities while on their grant.
  • Eligibility: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduate students to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers opportunities for foreign graduate students to study, conduct research, and/or teach their native language in the U.S.
  • Citizenship: U.S. applicants (U.S. citizens) apply either through their university or college or at-large to the cooperating agency responsible for the program in which they are interested. Non-U.S. applicants (non-U.S. citizens) apply to either the Fulbright Commission in their country of citizenship or the U.S. Embassy in their country of citizenship (in countries where there is not a Fulbright Commission).
  • Award/Program Size: The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually. In 2009, the Congressional appropriation was $234.9 million. Foreign governments contributed an additional $60 million in financial year 2008 in direct and in-kind support.

Oregon Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities. Oregon Sea Grant regularly offers graduate and undergraduate fellowships and occasional internships, as funding is available. We also accept and screen applicants for a number of fellowships offered through the National Sea Grant office. Visit the following link for more detail. http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/funding/fellows.html

American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowships
http://www.ametsoc.org/amsstudentinfo/scholfeldocs/gradfellowship.html

  • A $24,000 stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the 2012/2013 academic year. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.
  • Applicants must be entering their first year of graduate school in the fall of 2012 and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences.
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0-point scale.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. No age restriction exists.

REUs

Visitor Programs

NCAR’s Graduate Visitor Program. Part of NCAR’s Advanced Study Program (ASP), the Graduate Visitor Program (GVP) brings graduate students to NCAR for 3- to-12-month collaborative visits, with the endorsement of their thesis advisors and in pursuit of their thesis research. The visits are designed to enhance NCAR partnerships with other public and private institutions.

ASP is now accepting applications from NCAR scientific staff for GVP visits through the end of 2011. Please note that this program only accepts applications via NCAR staff. If you are an advisor with a student who would benefit from this program, please contact NCAR scientific staff working in your student's field of research directly, or contact ASP (see below) for assistance. If you are a student who wishes to participate in this program, please ask your advisor to contact NCAR scientific staff directly, or contact ASP for help in identifying a suitable sponsor.

Application deadline: 31 October

Contact: Paula Fisher, NCAR/ASP
303-497-1328, paulad@ucar.edu
http://www.asp.ucar.edu/graduate/graduate_visitor.php

Scholars Program: Internships at DOE Labs
http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/description/default.htm

  • Overview: This program is designed with a variety of components that promote DOE’s strategic objectives of creating a pipeline of highly qualified college graduates in disciplinary fields that support programs in mission-critical areas of DOE. The Scholars Program offers paid internships, research opportunities, and individual development. Academic fields that this program supports includes but are not limited to: engineering, physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer science and information technology, physics, program management, mathematics, statistics, safety and health, accounting and finance, and law. Internships require that the student relocate to a DOE chosen site for the duration of the program.
  • Eligibility: Only graduate students enrolled at a U.S. university may apply.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Award/Program Size: Recipients will receive a stipend of $650 per week, travel reimbursement, training and development, and research and technological opportunities. Internships last ten weeks during the summer and up to 16 weeks during semester appointments, with the possibility of extension.
  • Due Date: The most recent deadline for applications was March 15, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.

NASA Summer Internships
NASA offers a variety of internship opportunities for students in NASA-related fields. Below is list of internships for graduate students and the link to the specific website for more information.
Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Achieving_Co...
Independent Validation and Verification Project (IV&V)
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Independent_...
Lewis’ Educational & Research Collaborative Internship Project
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/LERCIP_Colle...
NASA Academy
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/NASA_Academy...
Robotics Academy
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Robotics_Aca...
Space and Aeronautics Internship Project
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Space_Intern...
Student Internship Project
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Student_Inte...
Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Project
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Langley_Aero...
University Affiliated Research Center Systems Teaching Institute Graduate Student Summer Internship Project
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/University_A...

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
http://www.whoi.edu/gfd/

Postdoc Programs

NCAR's Advanced Study Program
http://www.asp.ucar.edu/pdfp/pd_announcement.php

  • The postdoctoral program provides an opportunity for Ph.D. scientists to pursue their research interests in atmospheric and related science. The program also invites postdoctoral physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, and specialists from related disciplines such as biology, geology, science education, economics, and geography, to apply their training to research in the atmospheric sciences.
  • The primary goal of the program is to develop the careers of Ph.D. graduates. The ASP also encourages independence and creativity while providing an environment in which fellows interact with and receive advice from experienced scientists at NCAR.

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships
http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc/index.html

  • Deadline 18 January 2012
  • The program pairs recently graduated PhDs with host scientists at U.S. institutions to work in an area of mutual interest.
  • The program aims to create the next generation of climate researchers. It endeavors to attract recent PhDs with research interests in areas relevant to the NOAA climate science and services program (http://www.climate.noaa.gov or http://www.globalchange.gov/).
  • The NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships focus on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales. This includes the documentation and analysis of past, current, or possible future climate variability and change and the study of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological processes.
  • Applications are due 18 January 2012. Appointments will be announced in March.
  • Preference is given to those who have held a PhD for no more than three years.
  • Awardees must change institutions and identify a host, who must be at a US institution.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required to participate in this program, but the selected postdoctoral fellows must be hosted at a U.S. research institution.
  • Appointed scientists are employees of UCAR. The two-year fellowships include a fixed annual salary and benefits: health & dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, mandatory participation in TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life insurance. A relocation allowance is provided as well as an allowance for travel to scientific conferences and other support costs.

Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) 2012 Postdoctoral Fellowships
http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/pace/2012/2012_Fellowships.html

  • The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP) in collaboration with the NOAA Climate Program Office, announces the 2012 call for applications to PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise) Postdoctoral Fellowships. The program has been developed to:
  • Grow the pool of scientists qualified to work at the interface between climate science and its applications;
  • Transition advances in climate science and climate prediction into climate-related decision making tools and frameworks; and
    Increase and strengthen collaborations between climate esearch institutions and decision making institutions across all sectors.
  • Postdoctoral scientists research and develop tools that will apply climate prediction information to climate-impacted decisions.
  • In each fellowship, the work is conducted under the specification and direction of institutional partners: a Climate Research institution1 and a Decision Making institution.2
  • The program seeks recent or anticipated PhDs who have expertise in climate science and who are interested in applying their knowledge of the climate system to increase decision-making capacity in climate-sensitive sectors.
  • First Round applications are due 4 January 2012 - 5:00pm MST

Nation Science Foundations's Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12779

  • The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community. Because the Fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
  • An important aspect of the Fellowship is that Fellows are organized into a cohort and are expected to attend a workshop at the end of the first year to discuss their research and to explore connections across various science disciplines.
  • Applicants must:
    • Be U.S. citizens (or nationals) or legally admitted permanent residents of the United States (i.e., have a "green card") at the time of application;
    • Either currently be a graduate student, or have held a PhD degree in a scientific or engineering field for no more than 3 years prior to the award start date;
    • Present research and education plans that fall within the purview of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences at NSF (http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=ags);
    • Not have submitted concurrently the same project to another NSF program.
  • Deadlines: February 02, 2012 and February 02, 2013

Jobs

UCAR Human Resources (jobs at UCAR): http://www.fin.ucar.edu/hr/employment
Many job listings at this site hosted by UCAR: http://www.ucar.edu/opportunities/other-ops.shtml

AMS Career Center: http://www.ametsoc.org/careercenter/index.html