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Opportunities

OpportunitiesThe following funding opportunities are currently available at SESYNC:
Opportunities
Postdoctoral Fellows Program: Food Systems Resilience to Climate Change
Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning early January 2014 that will be a part of a new SESYNC–USDA collaboration to catalyze data-driven research on food systems resilience to climate change.

Collaborative Research with SESYNC Postdocs
Deadline: Sep 15, 2014

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

Data-Intensive Analysis and/or Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis
Deadline: Aug 22, 2014

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites proposals for data-intensive analysis and/or modeling projects that advance socio-environmental synthesis research. This funding opportunity covers two types of projects: (1) The pursuit of novel, question-driven, and synthetic research into linkages between social and environmental system dynamics that would not be otherwise possible without the use of computationally-intensive data analysis and/or modeling; OR (2) The development of advanced data analysis and/or modeling tools that enable cutting-edge socio-environmental synthesis research.

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.

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 on a rolling basis and evaluated quarterly.

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.

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