CIRES Visiting Fellowships in the US: Apply by 04 January 2022

Designation/Position- CIRES Visiting Fellowships in US

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, US invites application for CIRES Visiting Fellowships in US from eligible and interested candidates

About- The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences is a research institute that is sponsored jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado Boulder. CIRES Visiting Fellowships in US

Research/Job Area- Wide range of environmental science topics

Location- US


  • The applicant should be no more than 4 years out from completion of PhD at the time of application (exceptions may be made for time off The applicant should be no more than 4 years out from completion of PhD at the time of application (exceptions may be made for time off due to caretaking responsibilities or other exceptional circumstances. Please contact
  • Priority will be given to candidates affiliated with institutions outside the greater Boulder scientific community.
  • Past or current CU Boulder graduate students and postdocs are not eligible.
  • Current or former CIRES Visiting Fellows are not eligible.

Job/Position Description- 

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships are available in two-year terms. 

An annual salary of $65,000 the first year and $66,625 for the second year. 

A research budget of up to $4,000 is included in the award, along with a modest relocation stipend for the individual (no family costs can be covered).

How to Apply- 

Candidates are required to submit the following materials:

  • CV (NSF format)
  • Transcripts
  • Cover Letter (1-2 pages)
    • Letters should include the expected start date, the name(s) of the sponsoring CIRES Fellow(s) and other CIRES, NOAA, and University of Colorado researchers with whom the applicant intends to work, and a description of the nature of the collaboration with each scientist
  • Research proposal (3 pages max including figures and references).
    • Proposals should outline the motivation for the work, its novelty and potential contribution to the field, the research question, the methods to be pursued, and the expected outcomes.
    • Proposals should also include the scientific rationale for doing the work in CIRES, such as linkages with the research of the CIRES Fellow/Senior Research Scientist supporting your proposal.
    • Please remember that the proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary scientific team.
  • Names and contact information of 3 people to provide letters of recommendation 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
  • Identification of at least one (and up to 3) CIRES Fellow/Senior Research Scientist sponsor(s).

Applicants should contact possible CIRES VFP Sponsors collaborators well in advance of submitting an application. Successful proposals are typically designed in collaboration with your potential host at CIRES. Without the support of a current CIRES Fellow/Senior Research Scientist, your application is unlikely to succeed. 

Please start your application early so that your reference letter writers can be notified with ample time. The application submission website will allow you to save and return to finish your application.

Last Date for Apply–  04 January 2022

Application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (MST), January 4, 2022; letters of recommendation will be accepted through January 10, 2022. 

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