Incoming and continuing students from departments across UW may apply to be iPOC trainees. Priority consideration will be given applicants in the first three years of their Ph. D. study. Currently graduate students in Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Environmental and Forest Sciences, and Biology are represented in cohorts 1, 2 and 3.
Students are expected to pursue dissertation research consistent with the themes of ocean change. Teamwork and collaboration are emphasized in all phases of the program, and students must enthusiastically embrace collaboration and interdisciplinary research. Consent of your faculty advisor is required. The iPOC fellowships are supported by NSF which provides each trainee an annual stipend of $30,000 plus $10,500 for tuition and fees for each of two years. Students who meet NSF criteria for underrepresented groups (underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women) are especially encouraged to apply. Students must be U.S. citizens.
The application for Cohort 5 (2015-2016) can be found here: iPOC Admissions Brief 2015