CPAESS Discovery Seminars

Learn about the diverse science and research undertaken by Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) scientists.

Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship

This two-year program matches early career PhDs with experienced scientists at U.S. research institutions with the goal of training the next generation of heliophysicists.

Heliophysics Summer School

This one-week training, which is part of NASA's Living With a Star program, focuses on the physics of space weather events that start at the Sun and influence atmospheres, ionospheres, and magnetospheres throughout the solar system. 


MetEd, from COMET, is a free collection of hundreds of training resources intended for the geoscience community. Whether you're an experienced meteorologist honing existing skills or a student looking for new geoscience topics of interest, we have something for you.

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Program

This CPAESS postdoctoral programs aims to create and train the next generation of leading researchers needed for climate studies. The program focuses on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales.

Explore the Sun-Earth Connection

NASA's Living With a Star Program (LWS) and UCAR Community Programs' Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) partner to host the Heliophysics Summer School for grad students and early postdocs, and also offer the Jack-Eddy Postdoc Fellowship for early career PhD's to perform cross-disciplinary research under experienced scientist mentors at U.S. Institutions. 

Project-Specific Employment

Specific projects at NCAR and UCAR may have openings for postdocs. Those opportunities are posted on our career portal as they become available.

HAO Postdoctoral Fellowships

NSF NCAR's High Altitude Observatory offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships to early career Ph.D. scientists interested in theoretical, experimental, and observational studies of the Sun and Earth’s upper atmosphere.

ASP Distinguished Postdoctoral Career Guidance and Lecture Series

The ASP Distinguished Postdoctoral Career Guidance and Lecture Series is one of the career development services EdEC provides to postdoctoral fellows at NSF NCAR. Every year, three Distinguished Lecturers are selected by the postdocs and invited together to NSF NCAR for a 2-day visit to spend time with them and other early-career scientists at NCAR.