Specially designed for graduate students interested in the complex interactions between human and natural systems, a new, two-tiered program offered by SESYNC is intended to support current PhD students in the natural, social, and computational sciences; liberal arts; communications; and business studies in their pursuit of novel, independent synthesis research at our center in Annapolis, MD.
The Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing Workshop (Tier 1) will provide graduate students with:
- introductions to SESYNC, socio-environmental synthesis research, team science, and actionable science;
- networking opportunities to build professional relationships with other students, particularly those from different disciplines; and
- training sessions on the methods, challenges, and strategies associated with writing successful proposals, especially those related to the type of work SESYNC supports.
The workshop will be held over 2½ days in Annapolis, MD, from January 15–17, 2014. It is intended to maximize progress by graduate students intending to apply to the research opportunities described in Tier 2.
A call for proposals (Tier 2) for independent synthesis research by graduate students will follow the workshop in 2014. The call will be focused on two broad Themes:
- Cities in Sustainable Resource Management
- Surprise in Human Adaptation to Environmental Change