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SESYNC Request for Proposal: 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Applications due Nov. 8, 2019

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications from early-career scholars (≤ 4 years post Ph.D.) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2020. Primarily funded by the National Science Foundation, SESYNC is an international leader in supporting interdisciplinary socio-environmental synthesis research. We support a vigorous postdoctoral program that currently includes ~15 postdoctoral fellows undertaking original socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis research.

Position Summary: Fellows are in residence at SESYNC full time at our Center in Annapolis, Maryland. Each works with a Collaborating Mentor of their choosing that extends the fellow’s current network of collaborators; the mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution. Successful candidates will use synthesis methods to address a problem arising from, or associated with, the relationship between humans and nature. Priority will be given to projects that have the potential to advance understanding of socio-environmental systems. SESYNC encourages applications from candidates who will take advantage of ecological, social or geoscience data sets (e.g., geospatial, hyperspectral, etc.), ongoing experiments, or modeling results. The fellowship provides a competitive salary and travel funds to interact with a mentor and attend conferences. Besides undertaking a synthesis research project, postdoctoral fellows will take part in SESYNC's Socio-Environmental Immersion Program. Unique among environmental postdoctoral programs, a learning component of the program will immerse fellows in theory foundational to understanding socio-environmental systems and prepare them to conduct interdisciplinary and actionable research.

Step by step application details for the program, requirements, and deadlines can be found at Applications are due November 8th. Please contact us at with questions.

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