Summer Momentum Fellowship


Every summer, LEAP invites applications from doctoral students in data science (Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research, and related fields) to participate in the LEAP Summer Momentum Fellowship.

LEAP Summer Momentum Fellows are U.S. doctoral students (enrolled in a U.S.-based data science Ph.D. program) in data science interested in a summer research immersion in climate data science, applying their data science/machine learning skills in climate modeling and developing research interests in climate data science.

We invite students from groups underrepresented in the STEM discipline in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic background, family history of post-baccalaureate opportunity, gender identity and gender expression, disability, or military service to apply.

Participants receive a summer stipend, travel support,
and access to LEAP resources + workspace. 

The Momentum Fellowship Program

Momentum Fellows work closely with Project Leads throughout the summer on a well-defined, yet open-ended, machine learning research problem in climate data science. Project Leads guide their Fellows to present their summer research at future LEAP events and other workshops/conferences. 

Fellows are also responsible for mentoring up to two (2) undergraduate students in LEAP’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program

Read more about the 2023 Summer Momentum Fellowship.