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Call for applications for the Eco-DAS VII Symposium


Application Deadline: 25 April, 2016

To apply: http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/eco-das/application.htm


The Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences symposium series is designed to:

1. Foster sustained, cross-disciplinary interactions among the top new researchers in ecological oceanography and limnology, to the benefit of both the science and the researchers.

2. Increase the success rate of new researchers seeking funding to build their research programs, by familiarizing them with the diversity of available research opportunities, and introducing them to representatives of funding agencies with whom they will interact in future.

3. Increase the likelihood of professional success for these new researchers by:

  *   Highlighting their work through open-access publication of interdisciplinary articles;

  *   Forging collaborative networks among peers with complementary expertise;

  *   Establishing mentoring relationships between participants and established scientists; and

  *   Introducing and using effective strategies for collaboration and communication.


The 2016 symposium will be held at the East-West Center, University of Hawai`i at Manoa campus, 23-29 October 2016. Applicants must have received their PhD on or after 1 June 2015, or expect to receive it before 1 June 2017. The dissertation work of the applicant must deal with an important ecological problem in oceanography or limnology. Applications will include: a current resume, a letter of support from the applicants current (graduate or postdoctoral) advisor, up to two additional letters of support from other individuals familiar with the applicants background, a personal statement regarding the applicants goals and reasons for applying, and a substantive outline of a proposed collaborative manuscript. All travel and on-site expenses will be paid by the program.

Applications are due by 25 April 2016. For more information regarding the symposium, including application requirements and procedures, see the symposium website at: http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/eco-das/.  Past symposia have resulted in proceedings volumes published as Limnology and Oceanography e-Books; and individual articles appearing in Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments, the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, F1000 Research and other journals.

Eco-DAS funding is provided by NSF.  Eco-DAS is sponsored by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) at the University of Hawai`i.