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Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing Workshop Now Accepting Applications

Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing Workshop Now Accepting Applications

Deadline is October 11

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is excited to offer new professional development and training opportunities specially designed for graduate students interested in conducting research on the complex interactions between human and natural systems.

We are now accepting applications from currently-enrolled PhD students in the natural, social, and computational sciences for a Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing Workshop.

This workshop will provide graduate students with:

  • introductions to SESYNC, socio-environmental synthesis research, team science, and actionable science;

  • networking opportunities to build professional relationships with other students, particularly those from different disciplines;

  • training sessions on the methods, challenges, and strategies associated with writing successful proposals, especially those related to the type of work SESYNC supports; and

  • an overview of the two graduate research Themes, for which SESYNC will solicit proposals following the Networking & Proposal Writing Workshop.

The 2½-day workshop will be held  in Annapolis, MD, from January 15–17, 2014. It is intended to maximize progress by graduate students intending to apply to the research opportunities described at . 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.

Deadline for applications: October 11, 2013

For more information, including how to apply, visit


The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is a national research center funded through a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland.

Located in Annapolis, MD, SESYNC is dedicated to solving society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems. We foster collaboration amongst scholars from a diverse array of the natural and social sciences (such as ecology, public health, and political science), as well as stakeholders that include resource managers, policy makers, and community members.

October 3, 2013

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