Opportunities



The following funding opportunities are currently available at SESYNC:

Opportunities
Propose a Pursuit
Deadline: May 15, 2019

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites proposals for collaborative team-based research (Pursuits) addressing a pressing socio-environmental problem.

Applications are accepted by May 15 or October 15 for biannual evaluation.

Propose a Workshop
Deadline: May 15, 2019

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.

Applications are accepted by May 15 or October 15 for biannual evaluation.

Summer Institute on Cyberinfrastructure for SES
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications from small teams of researchers for the 6th annual Summer Institute on Cyberinfrastructure for SES. The workshop will be held July 22-26 at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland.

Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies 2019
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019

The Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course aims to deepen our collective understanding of the teaching and learning of relevant concepts and competencies, define and adapt the case study approach for use in the socio-environmental context, and create a collection of high quality teaching case studies (SESYNC case study collection.) The essential components of these case studies include: a clearly defined case problem and story, a set of teaching notes describing activities and pedagogies to use in teaching the case, and any materials needed to implement the case in a classroom.

Introduction to Spatial Agent-Based Modeling: June 2019
Deadline: Apr 08, 2019

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a 5-day short course that will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of spatially-explicit agent-based modeling (ABM).

Introduction to Social and Ecological Network Analysis
Deadline: Apr 02, 2019

This 5-day short course, which will take place 10-14 of June 2019, will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of social and ecological network analysis. Whereas standard statistical analyses assume that data on different entities (e.g., people, organizations, animals) are independent, network analysis also describes the relationships among entities to explain why a particular configuration of relationships is observed, and how the structure of a network explain emergent properties of the social and/or ecological system under investigation. Although network science has a long tradition, the field has recently exploded with the advent of new data resources and computational methods, particularly with regards to the application of network analysis to socio-environmental systems.

Sabbatical & Research Fellowships

Sabbatical & Research Fellowships are awarded to established scholars who will be in residence at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) or the Resources for the Future facility for 2–12 months to undertake activities that will advance socio-environmental synthesis research.

Applications are accepted by May 15 or October 15 for biannual evaluation.

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 by May 15 or October 15 for biannual evaluation.

SESYNC Networks-of-Networks Workshop

SESYNC will hold a 1.5-day workshop focused on team science and the fundamentals of organizational management.

Note: this workshop has been postponed due to the partial US government shutdown. Please watch this site. More information will be posted here when it is available.

Policy & Practice Fellowships

Policy & Practice Fellows propose short-term visits (<2 months) in which they interact with the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) community in Annapolis, Maryland.

Applications are accepted by May 15 or October 15 for biannual evaluation.

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 by May 15 or October 15 for biannual evaluation.

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 by May 15 or October 15 for biannual evaluation.