Funding & Support

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Great ideas need great support. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) honors this need by providing a wide array of funding opportunities, programs, and services to accelerate the work of scholars involved in cutting-edge socio-environmental synthesis.

Funding and support is available for:

  • Thematic Pursuits and Ventures
  • Workshops and Short Courses
  • Fellowships
  • Education and Outreach

Research & Educational Programs

SESYNC provides the following support for research and educational programs, including Thematic Pursuits, Ventures, Workshops, and Short Courses:

  • Costs associated with travel, accommodations, and meals for teams that work on-site at SESYNC headquarters;
  • Advanced cyberinfrastructure support for project teams; and
  • Assistance in the development of higher education teaching resources

Fellowship Programs

In addition to technical, logistical, and facilitative support, SESYNC provides the following support for fellows and short-term visitors:

  • Postdoctoral Fellows
    • Annual stipend
    • Full University of Maryland employee benefits
    • Modest annual travel allowance for meetings and collaboration
  • Sabbatical & Research Fellows
    • Stipend based on time in residence (not to exceed 50% of fellow’s home institution salary)
    • Modest housing allowance (up to $1,000 per month)
  • Policy & Practice Fellows, Short-Term Visitors
    • Funds to travel to and work on-site at SESYNC’s Annapolis, MD, headquarters
  • Maryland Fellows
    • The University of Maryland – College Park has a fixed pool of fellowship funding available for tenure-track faculty. However, a limited stipend may be available for scholars from other institutions.

Visit our Programs page to learn more about synthesis opportunities at SESYNC.