In-residence scholars come to NCEAS to carry out synthetic projects based on the use of existing information or to play an integral role is supporting the NCEAS mission . During residence at NCEAS, scholars are encouraged to interact with other residents and visiting scientists in an intellectually stimulating and pleasant environment. NCEAS also strongly encourages these scholars to interact with Working Groups when appropriate.
In addition to scientific collaboration opportunities, NCEAS offers a number of opportunities to gain valuable experience and promote professional development. NCEAS provides training to prepare residents to effectively communicate with press and the media. In addition, NCEAS offers technical training to become familiar with useful technology and tools, including the latest in Informatics.
Our resident scholars include postdoctoral researchers. NCEAS provides a non-traditional model for postdoctoral scholarship that has had tremendous, documentable success since NCEAS' establishment in 1995. Unlike postdoctoral researchers at other institutions, NCEAS postdoctoral researchers tend to be more self-directed and benefit greatly from sustained interactions with other visiting and in-residence scholars. Reflections of past postdoctoral associates can be found in: Postdoctoral Fellowships at NCEAS: The Inside Story 2008
NCEAS residents may also include scholars on sabbatical or others working on or promoting collaborative synthetic science. Duration of stay at NCEAS varies depending on type of appointment .