Scientific & Other Professional Visitors


Scientific Visits to NCAR & UCAR

Atmospheric, Earth system & social science
Atmospheric chemistry
Climate science
Computer science, information science
Meteorology
Observing the atmosphere
Solar & upper atmospheric research

Visits by NCAR & UCAR Staff to Universities
Atmospheric, Earth system & social science

University/Federal Lab Partnerships
Visiting Scientist Programs

For exhibits & tours, please see the
NCAR Public Visitor Center

sabbatical opportunities--small teams of young researchers, conferring 

 



Scientific Visits to NCAR & UCAR


Atmospheric, Earth system & social science

Invited Visits - NCAR Early Career Scientist Assembly
NCAR Advanced Study Program

A small fund is available for members of NCAR's Early Career Scientist Assembly to bring visitors to NCAR. The fund's goals include enhancing partnerships with other public and private institutions and furthering the NCAR scientist's research.
 
Paula Fisher, 303-497-1328, paulad@ucar.edusabbatical opportunities--woman works with chemistry equipment

Atmospheric chemistry

ACD Scientific Visitor Program
NCAR Earth Systems Laboratory: Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Opportunities are available for scientific visits from one day to several years. Travel expenses and other support may be available. Visitors must have an ACD host who agrees to collaborate, schedule appointments or seminars, serve as mentor, or direct the research or project involved.

Lara Cervantes: 303-497-8714, lcervant@ucar.edu


Climate and global dynamics

CGD Scientific Visitor Program
NCAR Earth Systems Laboratory: Climate & Global Dynamics Division

CGD's visitor program provides the opportunity for long-term scientific visits. Visitors must have a CGD sponsor. Collaborative visits in partnership with other NCAR divisions are also possible.

Markus Jochum: 303-497-1743, markus@ucar.edu

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Computer science, information science, high-performance computing, supercomputing

CISL Research and Supercomputing Visitor Program (RSVP)
NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory

sabbaticals--Charles Knight in front of radarThe RSVP program for scientists and supercomputing professionals facilitates visits of several weeks to several months. Partial or full support for travel and living expenses may be available. Visitors must be sponsored by a CISL staff member and have a clear plan for the visit. Some student opportunities may also be available.

303-497-1288, rsvp@ucar.edu


Meteorology

Developmental Testbed Center Visitor Program
NCAR-NOAA Developmental Testbed Center

DTC is a distributed facility where the NWP (numerical weather prediction) community can test and evaluate new models and techniques for use in research and operations. The program provides various kinds of support to principal investigators or graduate students under direction of a PI. Visitors work with the DTC on testing new forecasting and verification techniques, models, and model components.

Pam Johnson: 303-497-8197, johnsonp@ucar.edu

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MMM Visitor Program
NCAR Earth Systems Laboratory: Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division

Every visitor must have an MMM host who agrees to collaborate, schedule appointments or seminars, be a mentor, or direct the research or project. Travel expenses and other support may be available.

Kris Marwitz: 303-497-8198, kmarwitz@ucar.edu

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Observing the atmosphere


NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory

Scientists and engineers visit from institutions all over the globe to collaborate on a variety of projects. Length of visit may range from several weeks to several months. Partial or full support for travel and living expenses may be available. Visitors must be sponsored by an EOL staff member and have a clear plan for the visit.

303-497-8713, wrobs@ucar.edu

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UCAR Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate

COSMIC hosts U.S. and international visitors for collaboration on topics relevant to research and applications in radio occultation. Prospective visitors can be either invited or request visits, but all must have a COSMIC host who agrees to sponsor the collaboration, and/or direct the research or project. Travel expenses and other support are usually provided by the visitor, but may be available through COSMIC.

 

Michelle Harrison: 303-497-8346, harrison@ucar.edu

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Solar and upper atmospheric research

HAO Scientific Visitors Program
NCAR High Altitude Observatory

HAO research spans the solar interior, atmosphere, corona and heliosphere, plus Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere, as well as those of other planets. Radiative transfer, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiation hydrodynamics, and plasma physics are pursued both for their fundamental physical interest and for their applications to these research areas. Participants collaborate with members of the HAO scientific staff and other long-term visitors on these topics during visits lasting from a few days to a year.

Amy Knack: 303-497-2174, knack@ucar.edu

 



Visits by NCAR & UCAR staff to universities


Atmospheric, Earth system & social science

UVISIT: University Visits in Scientific Interaction and Teaching
UCAR University Relations Program

The UCAR President’s Office sponsors UVisit to enable scientists and engineers at NCAR and UCAR to spend significant time at U.S. universities for collaborative research, teaching, lectureships, workshops, and similar activities.  The emphasis is on extended, focused time in residence at UCAR member universities and colleages, and member institutions are encourated to submit visit requests. UVisit supplements the ASP Faculty Fellowship Program listed above.

Cindy Schmidt: 303-497-2107, cschmidt@ucar.edu

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Positions at universities & research laboratories


Current opportunities through UCAR's Visiting Scientist Programs
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs

A broad range of professional positions are available in research and operational settings across the United States. Postdoctoral fellowships are also available. Listings are updated frequently on the VSP Opportunities website (at the link above).

303-497-8649, vspapply@ucar.edu

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