Faculty Visitors

Faculty Fellowship Program - FAQ

Questions Regarding your Proposal

1. Should I work with a specific person at NCAR to develop my statement of work?

Yes. Please identify someone on the scientific staff with whom you can develop a collaboration. Work with that person to develop your statement of work.

2. Can I bring my graduate and/or undergraduate students?

Absolutely! In fact, only applications with at least one student will be considered.  The program has funds to cover up to two students.  Please note that we do not pay salaries, only duplicate living expenses called Temporary Living Per Diem.   

3. Does ASP provide GAUS to Faculty Fellowship Program Participants?

The ASP may have some computing time available to facilitate your project.

4. Are international faculty eligible to apply?

Yes, but preference will be given to applicants from UCAR member universities and other U.S. Institutions. Click here to see a list of member universities.

5. Can I split my visit into two trips?

No. Your award cannot be split into more than one visit.

6. Can I stay longer than two months?

Yes, you may stay longer if you have additional funding, for example from your home institution or from another program at NCAR.  The FFP only has funding for up to two months.

7. Does the Faculty Fellowship Program provide health insurance?

No, we assume that health insurance will be provided by your institution. If you are visiting from a foreign country, please note that Exchange Visitors are required to have medical insurance in effect for themselves and any accompanying spouse and minor children on J visas for the durations of their exchange program. At a minimum, insurance coverage shall include: (1)medical benefits of at least U.S. $50,000 per person per accident or illness; (2)repatriation of remains in the amount of U.S. $7,500; and (3)expenses associated with medical evacuation in the amount of U.S. $10,000. A policy secured to fulfill the insurance requirements shall not have a deductible that exceeds U.S. $500 per accident or illness, and must meet other standards specified in the Exchange Visitor Program regulations, 22 CFR 514.14 (http://frwebqate.access.qpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cqi?TITLE=22&PART=514&SECTION=14&YEAR=1999&TYPE=TEXT).

Questions Regarding Budget Preparation

1. What items can I request funding for in my FFP application?

First it should be noted that we do not pay salary. However, you may be eligible for the following items:

  • Travel for you and your student(s)
  • Temporary Living Per Diem for you and your student(s)
  • Shipping Allowance for equipment or instruments

Travel: You may request funds to pay for your travel to and from NCAR as long as it conforms to our travel policies and procedures. If your proposal is approved, you will work with the staff from the Advanced Study Program to submit the proper paperwork. Travel will be reimbursed based on actual costs of airfare. If you choose to drive, you will be reimbursed mileage up to $750.00.

Temporary Living Per Diem: Temporary living per diem can be requested up to $2500/month for faculty members and up to $2000/month for students. No additional per diem will be provided.

Shipping: If your project requires specialized equipment or instruments, shipping may be provided.

2. Do I need to follow a specific format for my budget submission?

Yes. Please view and download our excel form here. We have also included a sample budget to help you with this process.

3. Should my university consider paying for some or all of the above expenses?

Generally, any co-sponsorship that your university provides will be beneficial to the Faculty Fellowship Program as a whole and will allow more FFP proposals to be funded.  You may also use co-sponsorship to extend your visit beyond the two months covered by the FFP.

4. Will NCAR pay for any additional travel during my stay?

No. Any scientific travel or trips to your home institution must be borne by your institution.

5. Is there someone at NCAR with whom I can work to develop my budget?

Certainly. Please contact the Advanced Study Program Administrator, Paula Fisher, to help you with your budget.

Paula Fisher
303-497-1328
paulad@ucar.edu