Applicants who are selected for the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship will receive an offer letter shortly after the Steering Committee meets sometime in February. All appointments are for one year, and based on continued program funding and satisfactory performance, will be renewable for a second year. As soon as the the signed offer letter is returned to the Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP) office, the postdoctorate should contact their hosting scientist to determine a mutually agreeable start date, and then communicate this date to VSP.
Appointed postdoctorates are UCAR employees and are subject to all UCAR policies and procedures. UCAR offers a comprehensive benefits package, including group health, dental, and life insurance, sick leave, paid time off (PTO), and mandatory participation in the UCAR TIAA/CREF retirement plan. The Policy and Procedures Manual and the UCAR Benefits Manual are available on the UCAR Human Resources website. Some sections of these manuals have restricted access. When an appointment begins, and the postdoctorate has established an email address at their hosting institution, UCAR will set up an internal login to access all pass-worded UCAR sites, including the electronic time card system.
We encouage postdoctorates to publish research results, and although there is not a specific allowance for publications, UCAR VSP will make every attempt to defray some of these costs if the research is conducted as part of a fellowship under this program. All published reports, journal articles, or professional presentations that rely on the research conducted during participation in this program should carry an acknowledgment such as the following: "This research was supported by the NASA Living With a Star Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, administered by the UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs."
Please address any questions regarding this information to Susan Baltuch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-497-8649.