Opportunities



The following funding opportunities are currently available at SESYNC:

Opportunities
Propose a Workshop
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Workshops are single meetings of up to ~25 participants that focus on a broad topic or a set of related topics related to socio-environmental science and/or socio-environmental problems. Workshops may summarize and/or synthesize the state of the topic and/or identify future directions that have the potential to lead to a larger synthesis effort. We are particularly interested in workshops that bring together new combinations of individuals and disciplines.

Propose a Pursuit
Deadline: May 15, 2015

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites proposals for collaborative team-based research (Pursuits) under one of several Themes.

Workshop: Assessing Student Learning of Socio-Environmental Systems
Deadline: Apr 24, 2015

Applications are now open for a limited number of participants for "Assessing Student Learning of Socio-Environmental Systems: Research, Tools & Practice," a workshop co-organized by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity & Conservation.

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.

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.