Graduate Pursuit Program
“The Graduate Pursuit program presents a unique opportunity for graduate students interested in conducting team-based, socio-environmental synthesis research as they pursue doctoral degrees in social, natural, and computational fields,” said Nicole Motzer, Graduate Research Assistant.
The goal of this program is to engage graduate students in team-based socio-environmental synthesis research and transdisciplinary collaboration. Teams will conduct an independent synthesis research project (“Pursuit”), which involves a series of face-to-face meetings at our Center in Annapolis, Maryland. Ideally, each project should bring together social and environmental data in novel ways to address critical socio-environmental research questions.
Selected graduate teams will not only gain skills in team science and interdisciplinary collaboration, but also have the opportunities to develop projects and contribute synthesis research findings to a growing scientific field, produce actionable outcomes and co-create knowledge with involved stakeholders, and expand scientific communities as they engage with individuals from diverse disciplines, locations, and backgrounds.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2017. Fellows will co-develop research projects with Collaborating Mentors using synthesis methods to address a problem arising from, or associated with, the relationship between humans and the environment. Priority will be given to projects that have the potential to advance understanding of socio-environmental systems, but the synthesis may be primarily social or environmental in nature, or some mix. We will also consider proposals with a humanities focus. For more information, please visit: http://sesync.us/postdocim.Pre-screening applications due October 24, 2016, but are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted as soon as possible. Full applications are due December 5, 2016.
SESYNC also seeks Collaborating Mentors interested in mentoring incoming SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows and co-developing socio-environmental synthesis research projects with them. The mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution, and we welcome mentors from universities, NGOs, government agencies, and other research institutions. For more information, please visit:http://sesync.us/mentors. Potential Collaborating Mentors must submit an application by October 24, 2016to be included in a Mentor Registry that will be shared with successfully pre-screened applicants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so prospective Collaborating Mentors are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.