Applications for the 2023 ULW will open in January 2023.
HOW DOES A STUDENT APPLY TO ATTEND THE ULW?
- Discuss your interest in attending the ULW with a faculty member in your department and ask them if they would nominate you. Your department will decide on which students to nominate to attend the ULW.
- Once you have confirmation that your department has nominated you, complete the online Student Application Form by March 24, 2023, including: (1) the short essay and; (2) transcripts that are to be uploaded.
- Check that the faculty member has completed the Nomination Form by March 24, 2023.
- Note: Workshop participants are selected by NCAR from a competitive pool of applicants.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
- To qualify, applicants should be an undergraduate in college at the time of applying and generally have at least one semester left this coming fall before graduating.
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor's program in the atmospheric or related sciences in a U.S. institution.
- Students should have a reasonably good GPA.
- Note: Please be aware that all applicants selected to the Undergraduate Leadership Workshop are expected to adhere to the UCAR Code of Conduct while participating in any NCAR/UCAR internship.
We encourage applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, and students with disabilities. The ULW welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
WHAT ARE THE DATES AND DEADLINES FOR THE ULW?
- The ULW is tentatively scheduled from June 4-9, 2023, with potential additional days before the workshop.
- The deadline for applying is March 24.
- The nomination deadline is March 24.
- Students will be notified of acceptance no later than April 7.
AS A FACULTY MEMBER, HOW DO I NOMINATE A STUDENT?
- Departments will decide on which student to nominate to attend the ULW.
- Once a student has been selected for nomination, one faculty member must complete the online Nomination Form.
- In general, juniors and seniors are eligible, and ideally, the student has at least one semester remaining in the fall before graduating.
- Note: In order for the nomination to be complete, the student must complete the online Student Application Form.
- The deadline for nominations is March 24.
AS A FACULTY MEMBER, WHO SHOULD I NOMINATE?
- Please select an undergraduate in college at the time of applying that has at least one semester left this coming fall before graduating.
- Ideally the student has interest either in the atmospheric sciences, geosciences, or is curious to learn about them.
- The student should generally have at least one semester remaining in the fall before graduating, and is expected to share their insights about NCAR and opportunities in the atmospheric sciences with students upon their return to school.
- Consider the student's potential to gain from the experience and potential leadership qualities, including those of quiet or introverted leaders who have talent.
- The ULW strives to have diverse representation of universities and student backgrounds in the cohort each year. We encourage applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, and students with disabilities. The ULW welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT TO MY DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL?
- Student participants will return to the school with a greater awareness of possible career paths in the atmospheric sciences, a better understanding of the professional skills needed, and insights about graduate school. We will encourage them to share these insights with and support their peers at school.
- Participants develop a national network of peers and scientists who they can connect with their peers back at school.
HOW DOES THE STUDENT BENEFIT?
Students will get to develop leadership skills, explore careers in the atmospheric sciences, gain professional skills, and come away with a peer network that will provide support for years.
WHAT DOES IT COST THE STUDENT?
- There is no cost to the student to participate in this one-week workshop. Travel to Boulder, CO, lodging, money for meals (per diem), and local transportation are covered.
WHAT IS MY DEPARTMENT’S FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?
- The academic institution must cover the cost of student travel to and from Boulder. This includes, but is not limited to, airfare, baggage fees, and ground transportation.
- NCAR will provide accommodation, per diem for meals, and local travel while the student is attending the workshop in Boulder, Colorado.
- Note that scholarships are available for students in the case where the department is unable to finance the student's travel.
WHERE DO THE STUDENTS STAY WHILE IN BOULDER?
- Students will stay in a University of Colorado dorm, where they will share a dorm room with another ULW participant. Meals will be provided.
WHAT ARE THE COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS?
- All invited guests visiting any UCAR-managed facility must be fully vaccinated prior to coming onsite to any UCAR-managed facility. Invited guests will work with their sponsoring organization to attest to their vaccination status. Please contact HRcovid@ucar.edu for further questions.
WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS ARE MADE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS?
- We will provide ADA accommodations to the best of our ability. The dorms at University of Colorado are ADA compliant.