In order to succeed at such cross-disciplinary research, the host institution and the mentoring scientists will play critical roles. Consequently, applicants must select a host scientist who is different than their PhD advisor (preferably at a different institution), and coordinate a joint application with the host scientist and institution. Potential host scientists are required to submit letters of intent and vitas as part of the selection process.
Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow as well as provide office space, a computer workstation, and any other unique research costs associated with this fellowship. UCAR sets aside some funds to help off set the high cost of publishing scientific results, but we request that hosts also help the postdoctoral fellows with some of these costs.
Interested hosts may enter their research expertise information in our searchable database. Candidates for fellowships use this resource to find suitable hosting mentors. If you would like to be included in the database for participating hosts, please see Hosting Options for Postdocs.