Opportunities



The following funding opportunities are currently available at SESYNC:

Opportunities
Postdoctoral Fellows Program: Team Science: Research on Practices in the Transdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
Deadline: Aug 14, 2015

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin in 2016. We seek research proposals from applicants using theoretical, computational, and/or empirical approaches from the social sciences and elsewhere to research the practices and processes of interdisciplinary team science when applied to socio-environmental research.

Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing Workshop (Fall 2015)
Deadline: Jul 15, 2015

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is accepting applications for a Research Proposal Writing Workshop, designed to prepare graduate students to apply for graduate-level research opportunities at SESYNC.

Postdoctoral Fellows Program: Theoretical / Computational Research

SESYNC seeks applicants using theoretical, computational, and/or mathematical approaches to explore, characterize, and understand the structure and dynamics of socio-environmental systems. The successful candidates will lead strongly quantitative research efforts that synthesize understanding at the interface of the social and environmental sciences via models of socio-environmental systems (and their feedbacks) or via computationally intensive analyses of socio-environmental datasets.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated twice per year.

Maryland Fellows

Maryland Fellows are scholars from University System of Maryland (USM) universities or other institutions within commuting distance who apply to work at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) during periods of leave or sabbatical from their home institutions.

Applications are accepted and evaluted twice per year.

Theoretical / Computational Graduate Research Assistantships

Full-time graduate research assistantships are available for students working on theoretical, computational, or mathematical problems relevant to the dynamics of socio-environmental systems. The Center seeks applications from current PhD students from any discipline who have passed their qualifying exams and are undertaking strongly quantitative investigations at the interface of the social and environmental sciences.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated quarterly.

Propose a Short Course

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) supports short courses on topics relevant to socio-environmental systems, the synthesis process, data management and analysis, or cyberinfrastructure tools. Short-courses are typically 3–10 days in duration.

Applications are accepted and evaluated twice per year.

Short-term Visitors

Short-term visitors are scholars in residence at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) from two weeks to two months who work on synthesis projects.

Applications are accepted and evaluated twice per year.

Sabbatical & Research Fellowships

Sabbatical & Research Fellowships (2–12 months) support social, environmental, or cyberinfrastructure research activities that will advance the mission of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Sabbatical Fellows are considered Visiting Scientists at the University of Maryland and therefore are not eligible for benefits under the USM system; benefits would continue through the fellow’s home institution.

Applications are accepted and evaluated twice per year.

Policy & Practice Fellowships

Policy and practice fellows propose short-term visits (<2 months) in which they interact with the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) community in Annapolis, MD.

Applications are accepted and evaluated twice per year.