Faculty Fellowship Program

Deadline for application for 2017 applications has passed

program goals

The ASP's Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP) provides opportunities and resources for faculty employed at universities, along with up to two students, to work in residence at NCAR for 1-2 months. It is a chance for you and your students to collaborate with NCAR scientists and engineers while taking advantage of the facilities and resources of the National Center.

While faculty at all universities are welcome to apply, we specifically encourage faculty at small universities and minority serving institutions (MSIs) and/or faculty and early stage graduate students (in some cases talented undergraduate seniors) from underrepresented groups at major universities to participate in this program.

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Eligibility and Selection Criteria

All faculty employed at a college or university are eligible to apply.  Selection will be based on innovative science proposals and a clear need to spend time at NCAR to accomplish the research, as well as a mentoring plan for the students.

An application will consist of,

  • A 2-page curriculum vitae,
  • A three to five-page prospectus outlining the nature of the research to be  out at NCAR along with the mentoring plan for your student(s),
  • A budget form (download here) describing the anticipated costs, including a clear demarcation between costs to the program and those being covered by other sources.
  • Letters of support for the proposed visit from your home institution and/or your prospective host. Letters from the home institution are typically written by a department chair, director, or dean.

The ASP Director and the UCAR Presidents Advisory Committee on University Relations (PACUR) will review the applications. Evaluation criteria include the scientific merit of the proposal, the potential for applicant career development, the promise of fruitful and lasting interactions between NCAR and a university faculty member, the potential for increasing diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences, and the involvement of a UCAR member university.

There is no limit to the number of times any individual may apply. There are no set quotas.

Please submit your application to
Note: compressed files (.zip, .gz, .ar, etc.) will not be accepted. The email system automatically deletes the email and these file types, if that happens, we will not have any record of your application.

FAQ's and Templates

Frequently asked questions for university participants.

If you are an NCAR/UCAR employee that wishes to spend time at a university, please take a look at the opportunities available at UVISIT

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