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Opportunities

OpportunitiesThe following funding opportunities are currently available at SESYNC:
Opportunities
Computational Summer Institute 2014
Deadline: Apr 30, 2014

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), funded by a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland, invites applications from small teams of researchers for a one-week Computational Summer Institute on conducting data-driven, socio-environmental synthesis research. The workshop will be held July 7–11 at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland.

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 on a rolling basis and evaluated quarterly.

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 on a rolling basis and evaluated quarterly.

Propose a Workshop

Workshops hosted at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) are single meetings with up to 30 participants that focus on a broad topic or a set of related topics, summarizing/synthesizing the state of the topic, identifying future directions, or exploring novel ideas. Organizers (one or two leads) identify up to half of the participants with the remaining participant slots filled through open application. SESYNC will provide support (travel, lodging, and meals) for workshop attendees.

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

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 from 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 on a rolling basis and evaluated quarterly.

Ventures

The Ventures program is designed to fund research projects that stand out because they are particularly novel, creative, or urgent. Ventures may be high risk, yet potentially high-reward. They should be focused on quickly generating knowledge in response to a pressing need or unexpected opportunity, or on developing tools or approaches that could provide a new catalyst for the synthesis process.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated 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.

Collaborative Research with SESYNC Postdocs

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks Research Collaborators (PhD required) who are interested in mentoring incoming SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows and co-developing socio-environmental synthesis research projects with them.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with an initial screening of Collaborator applications received prior to February 1, 2014.

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 on a rolling basis and evaluated quarterly.

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