DCL: Opportunities for Mid-Career Scientist Support in the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences


October 26, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) within the Directorate for Geosciences seeks to highlight ways that our programs actively support mid-career scientists to sustain and broaden participation. Unique challenges affect the mid-career stage, including, but not limited to, balancing research, teaching, and/or service duties with dual-career relationships and family commitments. Evidence shows that these challenges can lead to outcomes such as the "leaky pipeline" of talented scientists, which disproportionately affects underrepresented groups. For the purposes of this DCL, the mid-career stage is loosely defined as encompassing the time period of 10-20 years after receipt of highest degree....[MORE]

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