2013 CHANS Fellowships Call for Applications
With support from the National Science Foundation, the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS-Net.org) offers CHANS Fellowships each year.
CHANS-Net is pleased to call for applications for CHANS Fellowships in 2013. The selected CHANS Fellows will present or give poster presentations at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Aug. 4-9, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minn. They also will have opportunities to interact with prominent scientists to learn the latest research developments and build professional networks.
Approximately 10 fellowships (up to $1,000 each) are awarded to the selected graduate students, postdoctoral associates, junior faculty members and/or other junior researchers at other institutions around the world to defray expenses associated with attending the meeting. Applications are judged on the merit of the applicants' abstracts, financial need, and professional backgrounds and goals. Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be CHANS-Net members to apply for a CHANS Fellowship. To join CHANS-Net, simply click on the “Join Today” link on the upper right corner of the page. There is no fee to join or participate.
Applications are due by Feb. 21, 2013. The selection will be made by the end of April 2013.
Before starting the application process, interested individuals should prepare the following materials:
- Budget (anticipated expenses and sources of support)
- Cover letter describing professional goals and how the fellowship can help achieve them (up to 200 words)
- Resume/CV (txt, rtf, doc, docx, pdf for upload)
- Abstract for the ESA 2013 Annual Meeting -- please include title and full list of authors along with the abstract that follows the instructions of ESA
- Indication of supervisor's endorsement (supervisor’s name and contact details)
Note that special consideration will be given to presentations related to the meeting theme (“Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future”) AND to telecoupling (environmental and socioeconomic interactions over distances, such as trade, water transfer, human and animal migration, species invasion, disease spread, tourism and so on). Topics may include causes and effects of telecouplings on socioeconomic and ecological sustainability of CHANS and implications for management and policy.
Applicants must have discussed the application with their supervisors (e.g., department chair, post-doctoral supervisor, major adviser) and he/she must endorse the application for the CHANS-Net Fellowship.
The 2013 CHANS Fellowship application is now available here: http://chans-net.org/form/chans-fellowship-application-form. You must be logged in to access the application.