UCAR Steering Committee

Timothy Bertram, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

John Chiang, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Dennis Hartmann, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Olga Sergienko, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University

Sharon Stammerjohn, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder

The steering committee meets annually to review applications and make recommendations to CPAESS for appointments.   Steering committee terms are generally three years.

 

Selection Criteria

Applicant

  • Innovation, excellence, and relevance to the NOAA mission.
  • Applicant must move to a new institution, except in compelling circumstances. Please add a justification statement, if applicable, to the cover letter.
  • Applicant has held a PhD for no more than three years.
  • Applicants should apply only if they anticipate finishing their PhD by 1 December of the award year.
  • Applications that are not complete will not be reviewed by the steering committee. For example, for an application to be complete, we must have all 4 letters, etc.

Host

  • One or two page letter of interest from host indicating areas of focus and vitae is required.
  • Preference is that no more than one postdoctoral fellow is hosted within a department at the same time.
  • Host is responsible for mentoring fellow, but fellow is an independent researcher.
  • Hosting institution must be in the U.S.
  • Hosts are expected to provide office space, telephone, computer, IT services, and office support for the fellow.

Reference Letters

  • Four professional reference letters are required. One must be from thesis advisor.
  • A reference letter cannot be from the potential host.
  • Referees need to refer to the the Letters of Reference guidlelines section before writing letter.

Committee Member Hosting Postdoc

  • Committee members cannot directly host postdocs.
  • Postdoc may go to a committee members institution, but may not work in a committee member's group.

Applicant from Committee Member's Institution

Members who are from the same administrative unit as applicant should not take part in:

  • Voting
  • Advocacy (which could lead to promoting a candidate unfairly over another)
  • Committee member should leave room for deliberations and vote
  • Questions of fact are okay

 

 


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CPAESS CAMP Proposal Website

To submit a proposal to the UCAR Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program (CAMP), please visit the
CAMP website

 

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CPAESS Contact Information

Office:
303-497-8666

Fax:
303-497-8633

Shipping Address:
UCAR/CPAESS
3090 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301