WINGS Fellowship

NOAA’s WPO and UCAR’s Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) have established the WPO Innovation for Next Generation Scientists (WINGS) Dissertation Fellowship for Ph.D. candidates to focus their dissertation research on an area of scientific importance for the Weather Enterprise.

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.

Project proposals can focus on:

  • data assimilation,
  • atmospheric dynamics,
  • atmospheric physics,
  • the development of component models (e.g., land, ocean, ice, air quality),
  • land-ocean-atmosphere interactions,
  • air chemistry,
  • verification and validation,
  • post-processing,
  • systems architecture (e.g., coupling, workflow, continuous integration and development),
  • machine learning/artificial intelligence,
  • or software engineering to advance numerical weather prediction.

The WINGS Dissertation Fellowship will be awarded for two years with a potential extension if approved. 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.