Program Announcements: LTER postdoc opportunity and LTER National Communications Office


We’ve got two new opportunities we are happy to share with you related to the Long Term Ecological Research program:

First, directly from DEB, is a new solicitation for a Long Term Ecological Research National Communications Office:

NSF has recently announced an open competition for a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) National Communications Office (NSF 15-535). The office will coordinate research, education, and outreach programs across the current 25 LTER projects, communicate these activities to diverse audiences, and provide centralized representation of the LTER network to the broad scientific community and the public. The Director of the Office will work with the LTER Science Council and the research community to develop and implement strategic goals and future initiatives, and the Office will serve as the primary point of contact for information about the LTER program. A single National Communications Office will be awarded; the competition is open to universities and colleges, non-profit, and non-academic institutions.

Second, we’d like to point you to theĀ  NSF-supported LTER Postdoctoral Synthesis Fellowships:

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), in collaboration with NSF’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, invites applications for two-year postdoctoral synthesis fellowships that will begin August 5, 2015. Synthesis of long-term data sets, on-going experiments, and model results is an important goal of NSF’s LTER program. Successful Postdoctoral Fellowship applications will identify specific research questions and how they will be addressed using synthesis methods and long-term ecological data. Fellowships will engage and assist early-career investigators in the use and analysis of existing long-term data and in advanced computational methods to ask new questions and initiate new research collaborations. Fellows must identify long-term datasets that form the foundation for these syntheses. These must involve LTER data, but applicants are encouraged to include additional long-term data collected by projects outside of the LTER network as well. Proposed projects can focus on ecological or interdisciplinary questions. For details, see http://www.sesync.org/opportunities/sesync-lter-synthesis-postdoctoral-fellowships.

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