Call for proposals : BIOS² – CIEE synthesis group

Applications due: January 8, 2020.

We invite experienced biodiversity researchers from both academic (universities) and non-academic organizations (e.g. government departments, non-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations, community groups, industry) to submit proposals for a one week working group focused on a question in biodiversity science.

Working groups would consist of a small group of researchers who meet in person in a single location, and work intensively and collaboratively on a research question, using best practices in team science and digital collaboration. We will provide funding for a working group consisting of 10 graduate students and one or two experienced biodiversity researchers to be held May 4-8, 2020 at the University of British Columbia.

The 10 graduate students will be chosen through a separate national competition co-led by the BIOS² – CREATE program and the Canadian Institute for Ecology and Evolution (CIEE), and will have skills in data synthesis and analyses relevant to biodiversity science.

The one or two experienced biodiversity researcher(s) submitting the proposal are expected to coordinate the scientific aspects of the working group. In addition, a member of the CIEE will mentor all participants in working group organization and dynamics before and during the meeting.  Travel, accommodation and meal costs will be covered for all participants.

For more information, please refer to the instruction file.

See the call in the CIEE – ICEE Website.