RFP: Synthesis Research for Graduate Students
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), funded through a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland, seeks proposals by graduate student teams for independent synthesis research that brings together social and environmental data in novel ways to address critical socio-environmental research questions.
Teams will conduct an independent synthesis research project that involves a series of face-to-face meetings at our Center in Annapolis, Maryland. Although the composition and number of participants in each team will depend upon the skills, expertise, backgrounds, and time necessary to complete the proposed activities, we anticipate that core teams will be composed of 5–7 PhD students. In addition to the PhD students, teams may also recruit up to three "external experts" whose targeted experience can provide supplemental input on how synthesis products may yield actionable outcomes. If recruited, external experts will supplement the activities of the core team as needed, and may include, for example, policy professionals, decision makers, government analysts, academic faculty, postdocs, NGO workers, master’s students, undergraduate students, and members from end-user communities.
SESYNC will provide support for travel and accommodations for all team members to attend meetings at the Center in Annapolis. Additional resources and expertise—particularly in areas of data aggregation, computational science, and informatics—may be available through SESYNC.
Upon project completion, each core team member will receive a $2,000.00 stipend and the title of SESYNC Graduate Student Fellow.
More Information & Submission Instructions
Visit http://www.sesync.org/opportunities/grad-themes-2014 for complete opportunity details.
Proposals must be submitted by July 30, 2014.
Thursday, June 19, 2014