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Ocean and Climate Change Institute: Call for Fellows

2013 Call for Fellows

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

Award Start Date: July 2013

Duration: 3 years

Director: Scott Doney (sdoney@whoi.edu)

Applications are being solicited for Ocean and Climate Change Institute (OCCI) Fellows.  Fellows will be selected based on their scientific leadership, their interest and ability to participate in interdisciplinary research, and their ability and willingness to communicate the importance of OCCI’s research to the public and to policy-makers in government.  Fellows will also be expected to work with the OCCI Director and Advisory Committee in developing research plans and directions for the Institute.

To encourage focused attention and effort on Institute activities, these positions provide salary support for three months a year, over 3 years.  In addition to salary support, discretionary funds ($1k per year) will be included to cover expenses such as supplies, communications, and travel. Institute Fellowships support salary for 3 years and include an additional year to complete spending.  

Scientific staff and senior technical and engineering staff are eligible to be selected as Fellows.  Preference will be given to candidates currently not holding a Senior Scientist Chair, or another Institute fellow position.

OCCI will be evaluating the role of the ocean in climate change through observational, theoretical and modeling studies, the development of new technology, and workshops.   The current research themes of OCCI include:

  • What is the role of ocean circulation in the climate system, including its internal processes, its response to remote forcings, and its linkages to and effects on other components of the climate system.

  • How do changes in the hydrological cycle affect climate on decadal to millennial time scales?

  • How does the ocean act as a sink for atmospheric CO2, and how will (have) changes in that sink affect(ed) climate?

While Fellows are normally associated with these themes, this does not have to be the case.  In particular, OCCI will consider supporting Fellows who wish to develop new research directions and large, integrated and interdisciplinary research programs.

Applications should consist of a short (2 page) letter describing the individual's research interests and plans to further the themes of OCCI, and a short (2 page) resume.  These should be sent electronically to the OCCI Director, Scott Doney (sdoney@whoi.edu), and OCCI Administrator Andrew Daly (adaly@whoi.edu) by May 1, 2013. 

OCCI expects to appoint one Fellow through this Call with the appointments beginning in June of 2013.

» See current and past OCCI fellows and their areas of research

Last updated: March 27, 2013