The Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group. Proposals are due May 23, 2018.
To promote the analysis and synthesis of Arctic data, as well as to inform ongoing development of the data repository, the Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group, with research to begin by October 2018. Funding of up to $54,600 is available to support one Working Group, hosting two meetings of 3-5 days, with approximately 15 participants each at the Arctic Data Center in Santa Barbara, California, over an anticipated 1-1.5 year period. Proposals must focus on Arctic-related research issues, and primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) involve the analysis and synthesis of data contained within the Arctic Data Center Repository.
This year we request that all synthesis proposals explicitly address factors related to one or more human dimensions of the Arctic experience, in addition to environmental aspects. These can include synthesis investigations into social-cultural processes, economic factors, Arctic indigenous peoples’ perspectives, etc., relative to the unique biophysical challenges of life in the Arctic region.