NCAS-M II Fellowship

Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships are Available

Who are We?

NCAS-M II accepts students each year into our center to become fellows, and opportunities are often available every year at each of the 9 partner institutions. Students who become fellows conduct research, connect with mentors, obtain professional development, engage with NOAA professionals and receive financial support.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply. 

  • Undergraduate and graduate student
  • Attending one of the 9 partner institutions
  • Pursuing a career at NOAA/NWS
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Majoring in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science and/or Social Sciences
  • Curriculum requirements of GS-1340

What are the Benefits?

There are several benefits to becoming a fellow, including:

  • Two-year financial support: tuition and a stipend
  • Annual minimum award: $36k for doctoral students, $25k for master’s students and $12k for undergraduate students
  • Training in NOAA-mission research and applications
  • Mentoring and engagement with NOAA professionals
  • Professional skills development workshops
  • NOAA Direct Hire eligibility

Where are the partnering institutions? 

Students can become a fellow at any one of our partnering institutions:

  1. Howard University (lead)
  2. Jackson State University
  3. Pennsylvania State University
  4. San Jose State University
  5. University at Albany-SUNY
  6. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  7. University of Maryland College Park
  8. University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
  9. University of Texas-El Paso

Applications are screened in March for Fall applicants and November for Spring applicants. Click the button below to start your application process today.