Fellowships and Support
There are a number of funding resources for graduate students in Atmospheric Sciences.
Research Assistantships & Teaching Assistantships - information on UW Atmos Sci RAs and TAs
Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities - a listing of national fellowships and other funding resources
Fellowship Awardees - a listing of UW Atmos Sci graduate students who have received national fellowships
Stipends for beginning Research Assistants for the 2011-12 year are approximately $1,799 per month during the academic year, and approximately twice that amount per month for 2.5 summer months, for an annual total of $25,186. Out-of-state tuition is waived and in-state tuition is paid for Research Assistants, as is medical, visual and dental insurance. Students are expected to work half-time, 20 hours per week, on research during the academic year, and fulltime during the summer.
Graduate students are required to serve as Teaching Assistants for one or two quarters. The first quarter in which a student serves as a TA usually occurs during their second graduate year. The TA stipend will be at the same rate as the student's research assistantship.
There are a number of external funding opportunities available to graduate students in the atmospheric sciences. All potential and current graduate students are encouraged to apply.
American Meteorological Society (AMS) Fellowships - American Meteorological Society fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.
Deadline:February 8, 2013
DoE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship - The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.
Deadline:January 8, 2013
EPA STAR Fellowship - EPA's STAR graduate fellowship program supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies.
Deadline: November 27, 2012
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships - The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity.
Deadline: Predoctoral applications due November 14. Dissertation and Postdoc due November 19. Supplementary materials due by January 9, 2013.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship - The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
Deadline: November 2, 2012
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program - The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study.
Deadline: November 14, 2012. Reference letters must be received by November 27, 2012.
NASA Earth System Science Fellowship - The fellowship program sponsors fellowships for students pursuing MS or Doctoral degrees in Earth system science, space science and related disciplines.
NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program - The NASA GSRP awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship - NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering.
Deadline: December 14, 2012
Pathways to Science - a helpful resource listing multiple funding opportunities
SMART Scholarship - The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Deadline:December 14, 2012
UW Atmos Sci graduate student fellows (past and present):
|AMS Graduate Fellowship|
|2006||Anthony Didlake Jr.
|Dept of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship|
|Dept of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (SCGF)|
|Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship|
|National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship|
|2008||Anthony Didlake Jr.|
|National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship|
|NASA Earth System Science Fellowship|
|2011||Maurizio Di Pierro