DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium

Start Date/Time: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:00 AM
Ending Date/Time: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:00 AM
Location: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013 Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars

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


The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced /discourse/) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.

During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent Ph.D. graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills. Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science. For an overview of recent symposium scholars, visit: http://disccrs.org/files/DISCCRS_VII_Symposium_Scholars.pdf

Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between September 1, 2010 - February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields. While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, somefunds are available for non-U.S. participants.

Symposium Application Instructions:http://disccrs.org/application_instructions

WEBSITE: http://disccrs.org

Includes information about DISCCRS symposia, as well as a searchable Ph.D. dissertation registry, career resources, and other information for climate researchers.

Ph.D. Dissertation Registry:

- Browse this fully searchable database for an overview of recent climate change research and researchers, or to identify specific topics.

- Join over 2800 climate change researchers by registering your Ph.D. dissertation citation and abstract. You will automatically receive the DISCCRS e-newsletter after you register.

Career Resources:

-Includes resources for finding jobs, developing professional skills, locating funding opportunities, crafting grant proposals, and more.