Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium

Nov 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Events, Opportunities, Upcoming Events

MIT-pictureAs our understanding of climate change and its far-reaching ramifications continues to grow, it is imperative for climate change researchers to form strong collaborative bonds that reach across disciplines and other boundaries. Every year the DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts a symposium for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collaboration while laying the foundation for dynamic, communicative collegial networks that are better-equipped to understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.

During the week-long symposium, the 30 invited DISCCRS Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and teambuilding skills, and discuss emerging research and trends. Scholars will also have the chance to talk about the societal and professional challenges involved in climate change research, with each other and with established researchers invited to serve as mentors.

Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of research scientists. The selection committee will favor applicants who plan to engage in interdisciplinary research careers in any subject relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts or its solutions. We encourage applicants from the natural and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields, so long as their research focus relates to climate change, its impacts or its solutions. Although the emphasis is on the U.S. research system, we welcome applicants from all countries who are interested in learning about the U.S. research system or connecting with U.S. researchers. Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA.

Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
http://disccrs.org/disccrsposter.pdf
October 13-20, 2012

La Foret Conference and Retreat Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Application Deadline: February 29, 2012
Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars
Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA
http://disccrs.org

Symposium application instructions: http://disccrs.org/application_instructions

 

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
In addition to our annual symposia, DISCCRS provides online tools for catalyzing interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration:
http://disccrs.org/disccrsposter.pdf

Please display and distribute the poster as widely as possible!

Online Ph.D. Dissertation Registry: Join over 2500 climate change researchers by registering your Ph.D. dissertation and adding your abstract to our fully searchable database. You can also browse the registry to see what other climate change researchers have been doing recently. http://disccrs.org/register
Electronic newsletter: With timely climate change job listings, news stories, funding opportunities and more, our weekly e-newsletter is automatically provided to anyone who registers their Ph.D.

You can also subscribe online. http://disccrs.org/subscribe

Career Resources: In addition to the registry, our website includes a wealth of valuable resources for finding a job, developing your professional skills, locating funding opportunities, crafting grant proposals and more. http://disccrs.org/career

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