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Hosting Applications for PACE are accepted throughout the year.
The PACE Fellowship Program is building a pool of scientists qualified to transfer advances in climate science and climate prediction into climate-related decision frameworks and decision tools. (Refer to the PACE Program Overview and U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Research Program for additional details and background information.)
As described in the program Prospectus, the postdoctoral applicants vie for fellowships to research and develop tools that will apply climate prediction information to climate-impacted decisions. In each fellowship, the work is conducted under the specification and direction of institutional partners: a Climate-Science institution (hereafter 1.CS partner) and a Decision-Making institution (hereafter 2.DM partner). This announcement of opportunity is for such collaborating institutions that wish to host PACE fellows.
Responsibilities of Co-Hosting partners:
Co-hosting partners are expected to mentor the fellow as well as provide office space at both locations, a computer workstation, and any other unique research costs associated with this fellowship. The Decision Making partner is expected to cover 50% of the cost of the postdoctoral researcher. (Important cost details are outlined below.) UCAR may have extra funds to help off set the high cost of publishing scientific results, but we request that co-hosts also help the postdoctoral fellows with some of these costs.
Interested hosts should send the following materials to the UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org:
A joint statement of intent, which is coordinated between the proposing CS and the DM partners, is required. This statement of intent serves as an application on the part of the institutional partners to participate in PACE and to host a postdoctoral fellow. The statements of intent (i.e. applications), not to exceed 3 pages, will be vetted by an UCAR Oversight Committee. Acceptance of institutional partners to participate in PACE will be based on how well the statements of intent align with PACE goals. Strong preference is given to institutional partners focusing on real-time climate-impacted decisions.
The statements of intent will inform the postdoctoral candidate finalists about the research possibilities and working arrangements that exist for each project, and serve as an agreement on the terms and commitments of the participating institutions.
Statements of Intent for the 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowships are due by 3 January, 2014 and should contain the following information:
Description of Partners
Description of the Problems, Decisions and/or Issues
Mentoring Roles and Responsibilities
Applications may be submitted in electronic form, preferably *.pdf, via email attachments to email@example.com. If unable to send electronically, please mail to:PACE Fellowship Program
c/o UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
For further information, call (303) 497- 8649 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is an EO/AAE who values and encourages diversity in the workplace.1 Climate Research Institutions: The CR partner should be involved in the development, production and application of climate information. Examples of such institutions include, but are not limited to, universities tied to the RISAs, Regional Climate Centers, and federal research facilities.
2 Decision Making Institutions: The DM partner is involved in climate-related risk management and decision-making. Examples include national-, regional-, state-, or municipal-level agencies and organizations (public and non-profit) that manage or regulate natural resources or produce a public good. Note that the DM partner is expected to cover approximately 50% of the cost of the postdoctoral researcher.
Updated November 21, 2013
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