Eco-DAS XIII Application

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Selection Criteria and Process

Selection criteria include: balance of subject matter of the applicants' dissertations; potential for near-term interdisciplinary interactions among participants; potential for interdisciplinary interactions with others in future; and diversity of participants.

Applications are invited from senior graduate students and recent PhD recipients, including individuals in the USA, and international applicants who have demonstrable plans to work in the USA or with USA scientists.

Applications are reviewed by a panel consisting of established scientists representing diverse backgrounds in oceanography and limnology. The acceptance rate is approximately 50%. The target size for each symposium is approximately 35 participants.

Application Materials

Applicants for the Fall 2018 symposium should have received their PhD on or after 1 June 2017, or expect to receive it on or before 1 June 2019. The dissertation work of all applicants will deal with an important ecological problem in oceanography or limnology. Applications will include:

  1. a current resume (no page limit),
  2. a letter of support from the applicant's current (graduate or postdoctoral) advisor,
  3. a personal statement regarding the applicant's goals and reasons for applying (2 pages maximum), and
  4. a substantive outline of a proposed manuscript (3 pages maximum). The objective of this short proposal is to describe an interesting idea that you would like to pursue in collaboration with other Eco-DAS participants. Ideally, you would provide specific examples of expertise that you would seek in collaborative partners. During the symposium, you will be free to modify your proposed manuscript, or even discard it and start over! All manuscripts will be developed and written in collaboration with at least one other participant.
  5. Optionally, two additional letters of support may be submitted from other mentors familiar with the applicant's background and achievements.

All application materials except for the letter(s) of support must be submitted at the same time. We recommend uploading each as a separate file in PDF format. Letters of reference will be requested from the advisor and other mentors upon submission of the application form. Letters can also be uploaded with other application materials, if their authors are willing to provide them to the applicant. Applications will not be considered unless all materials are submitted.

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