The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017, at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Workshop attendees will be selected based on background, academic excellence, motivations, and interests. Non-US citizens and US citizens studying at institutions abroad are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be currently enrolled first or second-year PhD students. Students from any discipline relevant to S-E research are welcome to apply, but selected attendees will demonstrate strong interests in bridging scholarly disciplines and conducting data-driven, use-inspired synthesis research. Selected attendees will also display a genuine interest and ideally an intent to participate in a SESYNC Graduate Pursuit, and will commit to spending the entirety of the 3.5-day workshop at SESYNC.
Applicants must submit proposals as ONE PDF document, including:
- CV (max. 2 pages, including date of enrollment); and,
- Statement of interest (max. 2 pages)
- Clearly states the nature and goals of the applicant’s doctoral research and situates that research within the broader mission of SESYNC
- Articulates the applicant’s motivations for attending the workshop and learning about, developing skills for, and contributing to interdisciplinary, synthetic, actionable research at SESYNC
- Indicates the SESYNC research themes (max. 2) under which the student is applying. The following 5 themes will be used to assure a diversity of interests are represented at the workshop and to loosely form affinity groups for interactive sessions:
- Water, People & Ecosystems
- Environmental Dynamics & Food Systems
- Sudden of Unexpected Events: Environmental Recovery, Reorganization, or Restoration
- Globalization & Socio-Environmental Systems
- Assessment & Modeling of Ecosystem Services
- Briefly outlines a project idea, pressing S-E problem, or available dataset that corresponds to the applicant’s selected research theme(s), and which could potentially inspire or otherwise contribute to the later development of a Graduate Pursuit project
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