Announcing the release of the Weather Program Office (WPO) Innovation for Next Generation Scientists (WINGS) Dissertation Fellowship.
This is a brand-new fellowship opportunity for students within the atmospheric science community.
NOAA’s WPO and UCAR’s Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) have established the WINGS Dissertation Fellowship for Ph.D. candidates to focus their dissertation research on an area of scientific importance for the broader Weather Enterprise. The first year of the program will be piloted by the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC). This fellowship will provide two years of funding (around $35,000/year) to Ph.D. candidates in support of innovative weather and climate research and engineering projects.
Fellows will be partially-supported UCAR employees, receiving an hourly salary (20 hours/week for 9 months; up to 40 hours/week for 3 months) and comparable benefits package. Additional funding may be provided (up to one year), pending justification and approval by WPO and UCAR.
The WINGS Fellowship is designed for Ph.D. candidates who have completed their required coursework and are in the beginning stages of writing a dissertation. Fellows will work with their academic advisor and a mentor recommended by WPO and CPAESS to provide guidance during the dissertation process.
The WINGS Fellowship will enable fellows to gain insights into their respective fields, support the fellows’ integration into the workforce, and offer a unique opportunity to contribute to forecast model development.
The application period for the WINGS Dissertation Fellowship is now open. Applications are due no later than January 27, 2023.