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National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Funding Opportunities: Thematic Pursuits

When: January 25, 2013

Where: SESYNC,1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401




The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is a new national research center supported by the National Science Foundation through a grant to the University of Maryland. SESYNC funds the world’s leading social scientists, natural scientists, and humanities scholars to travel to the Annapolis facility and work intensively in small trans-disciplinary groups to advance fundamental research on socio-environmental problems. Computational science is also supported by the center.


SESYNC invites applications to support synthesis research projects (“Pursuits”) under the following new Themes:

Theme 4: Globalization and Socio-Environmental Systems
SESYNC seeks proposals focused on the relationship between globalization and socio-environmental diversity. The goal of this call for proposals is to increase fundamental knowledge related to the interaction of social and environmental systems as they respond to globalization. For more information:

Theme 5: Water, People, and Ecosystems
SESYNC seeks proposals that integrate data and develop models (e.g., simulation, theoretical etc.) to enhance our understanding of the relationships between the spatial and temporal variability of water, ecological systems, and human welfare or behavior. This solicitation specifically focuses on the intersection of these three components with implications for policy and practice. For more information:

Applications are due no later than 5:00pm EST on JANUARY 25, 2013.

SESYNC, 1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-919-4810,