We would like to bring to your and your colleagues’ attention the Najeeb E. Halaby Graduate Student Fellowship (https://ral.ucar.edu/opportunity/halaby-fellowship) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.  This endowed fellowship has been established to help shape the next generation of aviation researchers and practitioners, thus honoring Mr. Halaby’s vision and his more than five decades of extraordinary contributions to aviation.  The fellowship is internationally advertised, and we welcome applications from a wide range of qualified candidates.
The fellowship holder will have the opportunity to spend three months in residence with NCAR’s Aviation Applications Program (https://ral.ucar.edu/aap) to extend his/her research focus by considering mitigation of weather sensitivities (e.g., weather impact avoidance) on aviation.  We particularly encourage applicants interested in weather impacts on emerging modes of transportation, like unmanned aerial system operations and urban air mobility.  Research results supported by the Halaby Fellowship will be made public through a presentation at an appropriate national or international venue and publication in a relevant peer-reviewed aviation journal.  Further details about this fellowship are in this brochure.
We would very much appreciate, if you could make this fellowship opportunity known to relevant graduate students that you or your colleagues are advising.  We are targeting candidates with the characteristics that Mr. Halaby demonstrated throughout his lifetime: far-reaching vision, the ability to anticipate societal needs, and the dedication to find ways to meet them.
Please consider distributing this announcement widely, as deemed appropriate.  Thank you!