Socio-Environmental Immersion Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


Friday, November 30, 2018

Start Date

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2019. Each Fellow 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. Fellows are in residence at SESYNC full time but are provided travel funds to interact with their mentor and attend conferences. 

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, but the information synthesized may be primarily social or environmental in nature, or some mix.  SESYNC particularly encourages applications from candidates who will take advantage of ecological or geoscience data sets, ongoing experiments, or modeling results, especially if they wish to link their work with social data or theory.

SESYNC currently has 20 postdoctoral scholars in residence whose expertise spans the social sciences and natural sciences. In addition to undertaking a synthesis research project, Postdoctoral Fellows participate in the SESYNC Socio-Environmental Immersion Program. The program is designed to advance their understanding of theories and methods foundational to research on socio-environmental systems and to provide training in interdisciplinary and actionable science.