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 to Ph.D. candidates in support of innovative weather and climate research and engineering projects. WINGS fellows will be UCAR employees and will receive funding for 0.5 FTE for 9 months and 1.0 FTE for 3 months including benefits (1,320 hours per year at an hourly salary range of $25.50-26.52). WINGS fellows will also receive an annual travel allowance of $5,000*.
*If the student utilizes the maximum number of hours in the fellowship, the total salary will amount to at least $33,660.
The WINGS Fellowship is designed for Ph.D. candidates who have completed their required coursework, and 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 of study, 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