Samar Minallah

CLASP doctoral candidate to receive UCAR fellowship

Samar Minallah is a first-generation scholar from Pakistan who plans to help adapt climate models to better study the Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush mountain region.


Climate & Space is very pleased to announce that Ph.D candidate Samar Minallah has been selected as an Earth System Fellow under the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Next Generation Fellowship program. The fellowship “provides support to rising Earth system science students from underrepresented communities.”

Minallah studies high-altitude hydroclimates and glaciology in the Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush (HKH) mountains. As a rising scientist, Minallah is interested in studying anomalies within the Earth system, particularly hydroclimate extremes that impact humans, and how human activities influence global processes in return. UCAR will fund the fellows for two years of graduate school. Each fellow will also participate in a summer internship for two consecutive years with UCAR and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which is managed by UCAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation.

Read more about the UCAR Next Generation Fellowships here:

Congratulations, Samar!

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