Minority Serving Graduate Research Assistantship

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Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
Minority Serving Graduate Research Assistantship

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) promotes collaborative research between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and OU scientists and students on problems that improve the basic understanding of mesoscale meteorology and weather radar, that provide unique tools for forecaster training, that transition research to operational products, and that examine societal impacts of high impact weather. Information on the variety of research teams can be found on our website: https://cimms.ou.edu/index.php/research/

The goal of this assistantship is to increase the number of minority students who pursue advanced degrees in an area of interest to CIMMS. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of minority researchers in the weather community.

The assistantship is $25,000-$30,000 (depending on discipline) for one year during pursuit of a masters degree at OU. The offer is contingent upon successful admission to a graduate program at OU. The second year of funding is contingent on successful progress towards the degree. The recipient will also receive a $2,500 travel allowance/year to attend a conference or workshop, a computer to use during his/her studies,
and up to $2,000 in relocation costs (if needed).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Member of underrepresented racial/ethnic group: African American, Hispanic, Native American
  • Senior or graduate of an accredited college/university
  • Interest in field of study that aligns with the CIMMS mission (possible areas include meteorology, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, data science, communication, psychology, geography, political science)

Application Guidelines

  • One page personal statement describing their research interest
  • Copy of CV
  • Transcript
  • Three reference letters sent directly to OU CIMMS

Please submit by November 30, 2020 to:

Tracy Reinke
Executive Director, Finance and Operations
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
University of Oklahoma
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100
Norman, OK 73072
treinke@ou.edu