Subject: South Central CSC Early Career Professional Development Workshop
From: Henry Neeman 
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:48:41 -0500 (CDT)
OSCER users,

Forwarding from Derek Rosendahl (drose@ou.edu) of the
South Central Climate Science Center.

Please reply directly to Derek, and please feel free to
forward to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.

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SUMMARY:

WORKSHOP: Early Career Professional Development for
Graduate Students, Postdocs and Early Career Researchers
Sun June 15 - Sat June 20 2014
South Central Climate Science Center
University of Oklahoma, Norman OK
Application Deadline: Fri March 28 2014
http://goo.gl/qrwWpp
http://www.southcentralclimate.org/content/documents/ECR_Workshop_Agenda.pdf
info@southcentralclimate.org

DETAILS:

Greetings from the South Central Climate Science Center!

This is a reminder of the early career professional development
workshop designed for graduate students and post-docs or early
career researchers (within five years of earning their graduate
degree) from any discipline conducting climate-related research
associated with the South-Central U.S.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

(1) Introduce participants to the goals, structure, and unique
research-related challenges of the South Central Climate Science
Center and its place within the U.S. Department of the Interior
and the larger national Climate Science Center network.

(2) Provide an opportunity for participants to present their
research to fellow peers.

(3) Offer participants insight into how their research fits into
the broader research priority goals of the region and its eventual
applicability to end user needs.

(4) Facilitate interdisciplinary interactions between participants
within the South Central Climate Science Center purview in an
effort to foster collaboration opportunities.

An anticipated outcome of this workshop is the development of a
cohort of early-career professionals who can continue networking
through their research pathways and who can understand and
eventually lead outcome-oriented, interdisciplinary research with
the eventual end user in mind.

Application:

Participants will be selected based on a competitive application
process.

The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on
Friday, March 28, 2014.

Accessing the application form: please see

http://goo.gl/qrwWpp

Date: June 15-20, 2014

Location: (Norman, OK)

Most workshop activities will take place at the South Central
Climate Science Center main office on the Research Campus of the
University of Oklahoma.

Lodging:

Participants will be housed at the National Center for Employee
Development.

Funding:

All non-local participants will have lodging and subsistence fully
funded and travel funded based on a tiered allocation (based on
distance traveled and up to a maximum allowable amount of $620).

All local participants will have subsistence funded during
workshop hours.

Agenda:

The following provides the tentative agenda (subject to change).

http://www.southcentralclimate.org/content/documents/ECR_Workshop_Agenda.pdf

Target Audience and Applicant Requirements:

Applicants should be graduate students and post-docs or early
career researchers (within five years of earning their graduate
degree) who are conducting or have conducted climate-related
research associated with the South-Central U.S. that can be
presented at the workshop.

The research need not be complete and can include proposed
research in its early stages.

Applicants are welcome from all disciplines and do not need to be
associated with the South Central Climate Science Center.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Institution. Women and minorities are especially
encouraged to apply.

Each applicant must:
* be 18 years or older by June 15, 2014
* have a valid social security number
* sign Waiver and Release of Liability forms upon arrival
(On Campus OU Waiver, Off Campus OU Waiver)

In addition to completing this form, applicants must obtain one
letter of recommendation from their graduate advisor, postdoctoral
sponsor, supervisor, or department head.

Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the
advisor/sponsor/supervisor/department head to

info@southcentralclimate.org

with

"Early Career Workshop:"

followed by the applicant's name in the subject line.

Completed applications and recommendation letters must be
submitted by 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Approximately 25 participants will be selected for the workshop.

Applicants who clearly show the merits of their research as it
relates to the South-Central U.S. and how the workshop will
benefit their future career goals will be more favorably
reviewed.

Selection decisions will be emailed back by early April.

Applicants also may be contacted for additional information at a
later date.

South Central Climate Science Center:

Established in 2012 by the Department of Interior, the South
Central Climate Science Center provides decision makers with the
science, tools, and information they need to address the impacts
of climate variability and change on their areas of responsibility.

The Center supports big thinking, including multi-institutional and
stakeholder-driven approaches to climate variability, change,
impacts, mitigation, and adaptation research.

For more information about what we do, please see our website or
Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best,
 
Derek Rosendahl, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
South Central Climate Science Center
drose@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-0592
Web: http://southcentralclimate.org/

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