Goals and Outcomes
The goal of the work is to give recommendations to federal research and development agencies towards support of research and education in order to advance scientific knowledge, anticipate future conditions, accelerate clean energy innovations and sustainable practices, and increase resilience in the face of climate change. Multidisciplinary collaboration is necessary to conquer the challenges that are posed, and core to the work will be increased partnerships between academia, industry, non-profits, and government to guarantee innovation and translation of knowledge into action, and the education of a diverse and competitive workforce.
The deliverables from the convening will be a synthesis report representing the major challenges, themes, and suggestions; whitepapers that will go deeper into the specific areas and challenges; and presentations which will be publicly available on a SIAM webpage.
Who Should Apply
Researchers and professionals from the range of disciplines and fields that contribute to and are involved in clean energy, sustainability, and climate science research are encouraged to apply. We encourage applicants from the private and public sectors who would include those who consider themselves aligned with one or more of the following NSF directorates: Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences. To ensure that a broad and diverse range of perspectives is gathered, researchers and professionals at various career stages are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must commit to participating in-person for the entire duration of the workshop if selected as a meeting participant. There will also be some required pre-work and light background reading/viewing.
Why and How to Apply
If applying, please be prepared to answer questions about yourself, your work experience, your research focus, and why you are interested in and qualified for the scoping workshop. Applications will be reviewed by the Steering Committee and organizing team staff. Research-related information will be kept confidential.
The goal is to bring individuals from different disciplines together to interact and engage open discussion, to learn from one another and create an integrated vision for future research. Through the course of the three days, teams will form and refine ideas (based on input from subject guides and other participants) for interdisciplinary research that advance scientific questions related to climate science, sustainability, and clean energy.