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SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowships and Collaborating Mentors: Call for Applications

In collaboration with the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2017. Fellows will co-develop research projects with Collaborating Mentors using synthesis methods to address a problem arising from, or associated with, the relationship between humans and the environment. Projects should have the potential to advance understanding of socio-environmental systems, but the synthesis may be primarily social or environmental in nature, or some mix. Project must also use long term data sets, ongoing experiments, or modeling results from LTER sites. For more information about the SESYNC-LTER Postdoctoral Fellowship, please visit: http://sesync.us/postdoclter. Pre-screening applications due October 24, 2016, but are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted as soon as possible. Full applications are due December 5, 2016.

SESYNC also seeks Collaborating Mentors interested in mentoring incoming SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows and co-developing socio-environmental synthesis research projects with them. The mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution, and we welcome mentors from universities, NGOs, government agencies, and other research institutions. For more information, please visit: http://sesync.us/mentors. Potential Collaborating Mentors must submit an application by October 24, 2016 to be included in a Mentor Registry that will be shared with successfully pre-screened applicants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so prospective Collaborating Mentors are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.