The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships.
SESYNC focuses on a research approach called “synthesis” to produce fundamental knowledge about co-dependent human and natural systems. Synthesis brings together existing but disparate data, methods, theories, and tools in new and perhaps
unexpected ways to reveal relationships or to generate novel insights. Synthesis is a highly varied effort, and its definition will change depending upon the lens of those who undertake it. However, in all cases, synthesis is a means for accelerating scientific
understanding that is applicable across multiple places and scales.
Appointments will be through the University of Maryland, and fellowship awardees must be based full-time at SESYNC’s facilities in Annapolis, Maryland. Depending on their research interests, fellows may have the opportunity to spend part
of their time at the offices of our partner organization, Resources for the Future, located in Washington, D.C. The SESYNC postdoctoral fellowship provides an annual stipend, full University of Maryland employee benefits, and a small annual travel allowance
to attend meetings or to meet with collaborators.
SESYNC is currently accepting proposals under three calls:
+ Socio-Environmental Immersion Postdocs (pre-screening applications due October 26, 2015)
+ SESYNC–LTER Postdocs (pre-screening applications due October 26, 2015)
+ Natural Resource, Environmental & Ecological Economics Postdocs (applications due December 1, 2015)
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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, funded through an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation, is a research center dedicated to accelerating scientific discovery at the interface of human
and ecological systems.