The goal of this assistantship is to transform the research pipeline by offering new opportunities to emerging scholars from underrepresented groups who pursue advanced degrees in an area of interest to the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research & Operations (CIWRO). Ultimately, this assistantship will help contribute to transforming the research climate within the weather enterprise by increasing the diversity among researchers, the topics studied, the critical problems identified, and the lenses through which these problems are approached.
The assistantship is $25,000-$30,000 (depending on discipline) for one year during pursuit of a masters degree at the University of Oklahoma (OU), renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory progress toward the degree. The offer is contingent upon successful admission to a graduate program at OU. The recipient will also receive a $2,500 travel allowance each year to attend a conference or workshop, a computer to use during his/her/their studies, and up to $2,000 in relocation costs (if needed).