A central intent of the UW PCC is the development of a core of students and faculty with a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to climate science. The PCC is not a degree-granting department, but provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction and study for students with academic homes in colleges and departments across the UW campus.
Graduate student fellowships are an important part of the PCC, with 9 months of support awarded to highly qualified students interested or involved in interdisciplinary climate research. Traditionally, fellowships are awarded to one incoming student who has applied for admission to Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences of Oceanography. Recipients are selected by these home departments with PCC representation, and offered as part of the admissions process.
An additional fellowship is also awarded annually to to build collaboration across disciplines. Proposals for projects with a footprint in 2 departments/units will be accepted. Details here. Proposal and application are due on or before October 15, 2016.
UW IGERT Program on Ocean Change (iPOC)- The UW iPOC provides graduate student training in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of ocean change. The program is supported by NSF and provides to each trainee an annual stipend of $30,000 plus $10,500 for tuition and fees for a period of two years. Additional funds may be available to assist in the support of research and for international experiences.
Dual-Title PhD in Astrobiology- This program allows students to pursue specialized concentrations with a degree in "Doctor of Philosophy (
The PCC hosts an Annual Summer Institute in which local and visiting speakers participate along with 60 faculty and graduate students. Reading sessions are offered for participating graduate students in the month prior to the conference that focus on publications by the speakers.
Every year, the Graduate Climate Conference (GCC), an interdisciplinary climate conference run by graduate students, for graduate students is held at either Pack Forest, WA or at MIT. This conference is supported by NSF, PCC and departments across the sponsoring campuses. This is an extremely successful event.
The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate-Change Research (DISSCRS, pronounced "discourse") selects 32 recent post-doctorates annually to attend their symposia. More information and application instructions can be found at their website.
After the PCC
Graduates from the PCC have gone on to work in all sectors of climate related science. Many of the PCC research themes have been carried into their future careers, and PCC alumni as a whole are well-represented in the climate research community. A list of publications by current and former PCC students is being continually updated by the PCC. For the latest version please check this page.
Contact the UW PCC office for more information on these programs.