SESYNC Workshops in Socio-Environmental Science/Problems
Due Date: 05/15/2017
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is accepting proposals for workshops with up to approximately 25 participants that focus on a broad topic or a set of topics related to socio-environmental science and/or socio-environmental problems. Workshops may summarize and/or synthesize the state of the topic and/or identify future directions that have the potential to lead to a larger synthesis effort. SESYNC is particularly interested in workshops that bring together new combinations of individuals and disciplines.
For workshops, the SESYNC funding provides:
- travel, lodging, and meals for participants in accordance with SESYNC's Travel Policies;
- meeting facilities;
- on-site computing support; and
- the opportunity to engage with Postdoctoral and Sabbatical Fellows at SESYNC headquarters in Annapolis, MD, or at their research affiliate, Resources for the Future, in Washington, DC.
Workshop proposals will be ranked with regard to the following:
- novelty, creativity, and/or urgency of the proposed workshop within the context of SESYNC’s mission;
- feasibility to produce meaningful advancements, including identifying distinct and achievable goals and showing ability to access appropriate resources;
- qualifications and disciplinary diversity of participants (note that SESYNC may ask that leaders provide opportunities for individuals who can apply to attend the workshop);
- if successful, produce meaningful synthetic research or advance the process of synthesis;
- inclusion of diversity to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups with respect to gender, ethnicity, disability, and geographic location; and
- explanation of why SESYNC is the most appropriate way to support the proposed endeavor.