SESYNC Funding Opportunity: Request for Proposals on Interdisciplinary Higher Education

The Assistant Director of Education and Outreach from this new NSF Center thought the following funding opportunity would be particularly of interest to CIRTL members...

Dear Colleague:

We are writing to inform you of a new funding opportunity at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC): we have just released a request for Pursuit proposals for a new Theme focused on interdisciplinary education for undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage you to consider submitting a proposal, and we would be very grateful if you would help us distribute this RFP to your colleagues. If you are not familiar with SESYNC, it is an NSF-funded center dedicated to fostering synthesis across the natural and social sciences to generate insights into the behavior and management of interlinked systems of people and nature ( SESYNC will fund teams of researchers and educators to meet at our center in Annapolis to work on Pursuit projects related to the following Theme:

Interdisciplinary Integration: SESYNC seeks proposals that will advance understanding of 1) how undergraduate and graduate students learn to integrate information and concepts across natural and social sciences, particularly in the context of environmental problems, and 2) pedagogies that support the development of this ability.

This call for proposals aims to catalyze synthesis research by diverse teams of scholars that will inform classroom practice, educational policies, and curriculum and program development. For more information:

Applications are due no later than 5:00pm EST on March 20, 2013. Details and application guidelines can be found at

The call for proposals is attached here as a pdf. Please feel free to contact either of us if you have questions about this RFP or the submission process (at either of our email addresses or at

Best wishes,
David Hawthorne, PhD- Director of Education and Outreach, SESYNC
Cynthia A. Wei, PhD- Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, SESYNC

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