Application: Synthesis Skills for Early Career Researchers (SSĒCR)

Please complete this application for participation in the LTER Synthesis Skills for Early Career Researchers (SSĒCR) course by May 15, 2024. The course will launch with a one-week in-person workshop at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA. Travel and lodging will be covered by the LTER Network Office. The class will continue online, twice per month, throughout the academic year. Participants should plan to devote 3-5 hours per week to class activities for the 2024-2025 academic year.

If you entered “Other” for career stage, please specify
Please indicate the primary LTER site with which you are affiliated.
In 2024, course participation is limited to LTER-associated researchers. If you entered “Other” under LTER Site, please explain your connection to the LTER Network.
At which institution are you a student or employed?
Your advisor or supervisor will be contacted for a brief statement in support of your application to ensure that they understand you will be devoting time to the course. If there is important context regarding your this relationship that you’d like to share, please do so in the comment section at the end of the application.
Please briefly describe what interests you about this opportunity and what you hope to get out of it.
Do you have a specific synthesis research project in mind? This might be an extension of your own research or a side project that has sparked your interest. Project ideas are not required at this stage and will evolve throughout the application process and the kickoff week.
Please check up to three subfields in which you are most interested.
If you have faced particular challenges in your education, research, or career, please briefly describe the challenges, how you have handled them, and what you need to be successful.
If there is anything else you’d like us to know about your application or participation in the course, please add it here.
Time Commitment(Required)
Building skills takes time and practice. Do you anticipate you will be able to devote 12-20 hours per month to course work and a synthesis research project over the next academic year?