Scientist-in-Residence Program

The 2024 deadline has passed – please look for the 2025 deadline in January


Scientist-in-Residence opportunity for NOAA Cooperative Science Center faculty to engage in boundary layer research with ARL scientists.

To celebrate 75 years, ARL established a Scientist-in-Residence opportunity in 2024. This program is designed to advance scientific understanding of the complex processes occurring in the atmospheric boundary layer on local, regional, and global scales and foster strong research collaborations with Minority-Serving Institutions engaged in NOAA-mission sciences. This opportunity connects faculty with the NOAA science community and supports professional development.

Who: Early and mid-career faculty from NOAA Cooperative Science Centers who are actively engaged in observational or modeling research efforts that explore topics related to surface-atmosphere exchange, atmospheric transport and dispersion, and boundary layer characterization. Faculty should be within 15 years of earning their highest degree and be US citizens.

What: Two-month residency collaborating with ARL scientists to advance atmospheric boundary layer research through studies of the physical and chemical processes that occur in the boundary layer, on time scales spanning a few hours to several years. The successful proposal will be aligned with one or more of the corporate societal challenges identified by NOAA Research:

1. Confronting Challenges from Our Changing Climate

2. Protecting Against Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Hazards

3. Managing Too Much and Too Little Water

4. Sustaining a Healthy Environment and Economy

Where: Hybrid or in-person residency experiences will occur at one of ARL’s divisions  in College Park, MD; Oak Ridge, TN; Las Vegas, NV; or Idaho Falls, ID, during the summer months. A hybrid residency will include at least four weeks of in-person engagement at ARL. The successful candidate will be awarded a stipend of $12K and travel expenses up to $8K. Eligible travel expenses include transportation to and from the ARL division and accommodation costs if the ARL division is beyond a 50-mile radius of the primary residence.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a two-page proposal detailing a research project that involves close collaboration with ARL scientists. The proposal should include a half-page statement of interest outlining the candidate’s desire or previous experience working with NOAA. The remaining 1.5 pages should succinctly outline the general plan of work, including the specific research activities and societal challenges addressed and a clear description of experimental methods, procedures, and plans for communicating research results. The expectation is that one proposal will be selected each year. For additional information, please get in touch with Dr. LaToya Myles.