Early-Career Leadership Program

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Feb. 1 - Mar. 15, 2024, Virtual and In-person

Hosted by NSF NCAR Education, Engagement, and Early-Career Development (EdEC)

Applications are now closed

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2024 Early Career Leadership Program (the ECLP). The program will run from Feb. 21 - Mar. 15, 2024, with both virtual and in-person components.

Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2024

Part 1: Online sessions with Zoom (mandatory)

Wed, Feb. 21st, 10:30am - 12:00pm MT

Tues. Feb. 27th, 10:30am - 12:00 pm MT

Tues. Mar. 5th, 10:30am - 12:00 pm MT


Part 2: In-person sessions at the NSF NCAR Mesa Lab (mandatory)

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Mar.12th - 14th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MT

Fri, Mar.15th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

*Participants must be able to attend all sessions. 

**There is no remote option for the in-person days. 


Description: Early-career staff at NSF NCAR will engage in a leadership development program that includes topics such as: the principles of leadership, coaching others, developing project talking points, overcoming obstacles in publishing, and effective communication. An additional goal of the program is to foster networking among early-career participants.

Eligibility: Applicants must have been employed at NSF NCAR and UCAR, as well as UCP, for at least six months, and be within 12 years of their highest degree or identify as being early career. Employees in any job category are welcome to apply, although preference will be given to those in scientific or technical professions. 

Registration Fee: Labs will be asked to pay a $200 registration fee for each participant to cover meals and breaks during the onsite program component for participants.

Travel: Fully remote staff are to work with their lab/program/center/office to use REM funds to cover travel costs to Boulder.

How to Apply: Apply here 

Questions? Please contact John Ferrell in EdEC at jferrell@ucar.edu or Val Sloan at vsloan@ucar.edu