DISCCRS VI Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium

DISCCRS VI Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
Dedicated to the memory of Stephen H. Schneider

Dates: October 22-29, 2011
Location: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Application Deadline: March 7, 2011
Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between April 1, 2008 and February 28, 2011 in any natural or social science field relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications.

Effective climate change solutions depend on a comprehensive understanding that draws from many disciplines. Since 2003, DISCCRS1 has hosted symposia for early-career researchers to catalyze interdisciplinary communication, teamwork, and international collaboration, while laying the foundation for dynamic collegial networks that are better prepared to understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change. Participants will share their research; engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives; and participate in communication and team training. Thirty early-career scholars will be selected with the expectation that they will become leaders in their chosen fields.

Airfare and on-site expenses will be supported through grants from NSF and NASA

Symposium Application Instructions
1DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse)

DISCCRS Resources
Webpage: In addition to our annual symposia, DISCCRS provides online tools for catalyzing interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. http://disccrs.org
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. Or 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 by sending an email request to: info@disccrs.org.
Career Resources: In addition to the Dissertation 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

DISCCRS Sponsors

U.S. National Science Foundation Collaborative Grant Numbers: NSF SES-0931402 to the University of Oregon and NSF SES-0932916 to Whitman College
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Grant number NASA NNX10AJ53G to Whitman College

Contact: info@disccrs.org
Organizers: Ronald B. Mitchell (University of Oregon) and C. Susan Weiler (Whitman College)