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ESRL-CIRES Fellowships

Currently accepting applications until January 15, 2012

The NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)-CIRES Graduate Research Fellowship program is a competitive, educational award program designed to foster interactive research and academic excellence for exceptional prospective students and current first- and second-year CIRES students advised by a CIRES faculty advisor and NOAA-ESRL science advisor in earth system sciences and environmental science policy. The Fellowship allows students to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a CIRES-affiliated department or program at CU Boulder, while working with the world-class research team at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). Students will work with both a CIRES faculty advisor and an ESRL science advisor. Awards include tuition, partial health insurance, half-time stipend during the academic year, full-time stipend during the summer, and support to participate in one professional meeting per year. Students may be funded for up to two (master's) or four (Ph.D.) years. Read more.

Robert Sievers on Developing an Inhalable Vaccine for Measles

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health has unrolled a video highlighting the work of CIRES Fellow Robert Sievers and his team to create a dried powder inhalant vaccine for measles. It would pave the way toward needle-free immunization in the developing world and is currently in Phase I clinical trials. Watch the video.

CIRES Welcomes New Visiting Fellows

CIRES welcomes 12 Visiting Fellows for the 2011-12 year. These visiting sabbatical and post-doctoral researchers will contribute to CIRES cutting-edge research in the environmental sciences. Every year since 1967, CIRES awards several competitive NOAA-sponsored visiting fellowships to researchers seeking opportunities for rewarding collaborations in a world-class research setting. Click here for more information about this year’s or previous fellows’ research expertise and the Visiting Fellow Program.