[Gsi_news] DTC Visitor Program Announcement of Opportunity

Donald Stark stark at ucar.edu
Thu Dec 5 17:21:48 MST 2013

The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) is offering visitor appointments 
for a year beginning on a mutually agreed upon start date for proposals 
received by January 6, 2014.  Notification of successful proposals will 
be in early March 2014.  The DTC Visitor Program supports visitors to 
work with the DTC to test new forecasting and verification techniques, 
models and model components for numerical weather prediction (NWP).  The 
goal is to provide the operational weather prediction centers [e.g., 
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and Air Force 
Weather Agency (AFWA)] with options for near-term advances in 
operational weather forecasting, and to provide researchers with NWP 
codes that represent the latest advances in technology.  This program 
also offers an opportunity for visitors to introduce new techniques into 
the DTC community codes that would be of particular interest to the 
research community.  For 2014, the DTC is offering two types of visitor 
projects: 1) projects undertaken by the Principal Investigator (PI), and 
2) projects undertaken by a graduate student under direction of the PI. 
  Successful applicants for the first type of project will be offered up 
to two months of salary compensation, and travel and per diem.  The two 
months can be distributed over several weeks during a one-year period. 
Visitors are expected to visit the DTC in Boulder, Colorado and/or one 
of the operational centers.  Access to DTC computational resources will 
enable significant portions of the visitor's project to be conducted 
from their home institution.  Successful applicants for the second type 
of project will be offered up to one year of temporary living per diem 
stipend and travel expenses for the graduate student to work with the 
DTC (located in Boulder, Colorado) and/or one of its partners [e.g., 
NCEP's Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)] and travel and per diem for 
up to two two-week visits to the location of the graduate student by the 
project PI.  Federal employees are not eligible for financial support 
through this program.  Federal employees who are interested in 
collaborating with the DTC on a project should contact the DTC Assistant 
Director, Louisa Nance (nance at ucar.edu <mailto:nance at ucar.edu>) to 
discuss other avenues for collaborating with the DTC on advancing NWP 

More information on the DTC Visitor Program and instructions for
submitting proposals can be found at


Louisa Nance
DTC Assistant Director

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