Opportunities



The following funding opportunities are currently available at SESYNC:

Opportunities
Propose a Pursuit

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

Applications are accepted for biannual evaluation.

Propose a Workshop

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 for biannual evaluation.

Socio-Environmental (S-E) Approaches to Watershed Management and Governance
Deadline: Jan 10, 2020

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applicants for the first workshop in the Socio-Environmental (S-E) Early-Career Researchers Program, titled "S-E Approaches to Watershed Management and Governance."

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research
Deadline: Jan 21, 2020

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the Ecological Society of America’s Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) Program invites PhD students from under-represented backgrounds in science to attend an interactive, skill-building workshop on team-based, socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis research.

 

2020 Bayesian Modeling for Socio-Environmental Data Short Course
Deadline: Feb 01, 2020

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) will host a 11-day short course on Monday, June 1 to Thursday, June 11, 2019 covering basic principles of using Bayesian models to gain insight from data.

Short Course: Interactive Web-Based Visualizations and Decision Support Tools in Shiny/R for Quantitative Scientists
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) will host a three-day short course on Wednesday May 13 through Friday, May 15, 2020 that will introduce quantitative scientists  to using Shiny/R to create web-based tools that can help shrink the gap between information generation in science and policy making or public outreach.

Short-Term Visitors
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact SESYNC prior to submitting a proposal.

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.

Sabbatical & Research Fellowships
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact SESYNC prior to submitting a proposal.

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.

Policy & Practice Fellowships
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact SESYNC prior to submitting a proposal.

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.

Maryland Fellows
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact SESYNC prior to submitting a proposal.

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.

Foundations
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Foundations are SESYNC recruited projects on critical, emerging or understudied topics, or efforts that bring new disciplinary perspectives to S-E scholarship.

Propose a Short Course
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact SESYNC prior to submitting a proposal.

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.