Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental Synthesis: Interdisciplinary Proposal Writing and Collaboration, Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

Annapolis, Maryland 

Organization: Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

Type of opportunity: Academic, conference, workshop

Contact: Nicole Motzer, SESYNC Graduate Pursuit Facilitator,

Overview: As part of the highly interactive workshop, participants will engage with noted scholars and experts in talks, sessions, and activities centering on socio-environmental synthesis, decision-making and actionable outcomes, interdisciplinary collaboration and team science, and scientific proposal writing.

Desired qualifications:

  • Attendees must be currently-enrolled first or second year PhD students in natural, social, or computational sciences
  • Attendees must have a strong interest in and a real potential to bridge and synthesize existing research and data across disciplines
  • Attendees must exhibit academic success in terms of grade point average, etc.

Start and end dates: June 13-15, 2016

Cost: There is no cost to attend the workshop, although space is limited. Travel to our facilities in Annapolis, MD, accommodations, and food expenses for workshop attendees will be provided by SESYNC in accordance with our travel policies. Please see below for information on eligibility criteria and required application materials.

Link to more information: Read more about the workshop on the SESYNC opportunities page.

How to apply: Applications will only be accepted online via this form. Proposals must be submitted as ONE PDF document, containing:

  • Applicant’s C.V. (no more than two pages)
  • Signed letter of recommendation from applicant’s doctoral advisor
  • Applicant’s statement of research (no more than 500 words) that:
    • Presents a critical research question relating to socio-environmental synthesis
    • Explicitly identifies sufficient existing data sources for the research question
    • States the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration (i.e., how a natural systems question could be better informed by sociology)
    • Explains actionable outcomes in answering the research question

Application deadline: May 8, 2016