Visiting Fellows Program

Funding Agency:
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

CIRES sponsors a prestigious Visiting Fellows program, inviting scientists to join the thriving community of researchers in Boulder, Colorado. CIRES Visiting Fellowships are intended to stimulate interdisciplinary research across the institute through engagement with CIRES researchers on campus and in Boulder’s NOAA Laboratories. Sponsored by CIRES Fellows, Visiting Fellows work with CIRES researchers on a wide range of environmental science topics. The CIRES Visiting Fellows Program has attracted more than 345 scientists from around the world over the past 50 years; many have gone on to lasting careers in CIRES and NOAA. We encourage applications from members of groups under-represented in the environmental sciences and related disciplines.

Two-year Visiting Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers, and terms of up to 12 months for senior scientists on leave or sabbatical.

Deadline: Jan. 3, 2020

Agency Website

Amount Description

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships are available two-year terms. An annual salary of $62,000 and a research budget of up to  $4,000 is included in the award, along with a modest relocation stipend for the individual (no family costs can be covered).

Sabbatical Fellowships for senior scientists are available for between 3 and 12 months. Modest requests for compensation, relocation support, and a $4000 research budget may be included in the award.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

January 3, 2020