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How Hosting Institutions Apply

Responsibilities of Host

In order to succeed at such cross-disciplinary research, the host institution and the mentoring scientists will play critical roles. Consequently, applicants must select a host scientist who is different than their PhD advisor (preferably at a different institution), and coordinate a joint application with the host scientist and institution.

How to Apply

Hosts should provide the following materials by January 20, 2023 to the potential postdoctoral fellow for submission with their application.

Please prepare your materials in one (1) PDF document, in the order listed below:

  • One or two-page letter of intent to host a specific fellow.
  • Curriculum vitae, including publications (two-page limit).
  • Mentoring Plan (one page limit) - the mentoring plan must describe the mentoring that will be provided to the postdoctoral fellow.

Examples of mentoring activities include, but are not limited to: career counseling; training in preparation of grant proposals, publications and presentations; guidance on ways to improve teaching and mentoring skills; guidance on how to effectively collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary areas; and training in responsible professional practices.

  • A list of current and pending research support.

Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow as well as provide office space, a computer workstation, and any other unique research costs associated with this fellowship. UCAR sets aside some funds to help offset the high cost of publishing scientific results, but we request that hosts also help the postdoctoral fellows with some of these costs.

General questions regarding this fellowship program may be addressed to Kate Rodd ( or Cindy Bruyère (

See the Host database

NOTE: Even though a host is included in the host database, a potential host needs to submit their letter of intent to host the applicant, their abbreviated CV, mentoring plan, and their list of current research support.

Interested hosts may enter their research expertise information in our searchable database. Candidates for fellowships use this resource to find suitable hosting mentors. If you would like to be included in the database for participating hosts, please see Hosting Options for Postdocs.