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        GLEON Fellowship opportunity for LTER-affiliated graduate
        students<br>
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        Dear Colleagues,<br>
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        We are pleased to announce <span>GLEON</span>&#39;s first graduate
        student <a href="http://students.gleon.org/" target="_blank"><b><span>Fellowship</span>
            <span>Program</span></b></a>, an NSF-funded training <span>program</span>
        for graduate students in the environmental sciences, ecology,
        geography, and engineering fields (NSF Award #s 1137327 and
        1137353). Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2014,
        and successfully funded students will convene in New Hampshire
        January, 2015 for the first Cohort Workshop.<br>
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        <b>US and international doctoral students at least 1 year from
          degree completion are encouraged to apply.</b> See attached
        announcement for <span>program</span> summary, and visit <i><a href="http://students.gleon.org/" target="_blank">fellowship.<span>gleon</span>.org</a></i>
        for additional <span>program</span> details and requirements
        and to apply.<br>
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        Please feel free to distribute this announcement and attached
        .pdf to interested parties.<br>
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        Kind regards,<br>
        <br>
        The <span>GLEON</span> <span>Fellowship</span> <span>Program</span>
        Leadership Team:<br>
        Kathleen Weathers, Paul Hanson, Hilary Dugan and Grace Hong<br>
        <br>
        ---<br><p><b><i>The <span>GLEON</span> (<a href="http://gleon.org/" target="_blank"><span>gleon</span>.org</a>)
              <span>Fellowship</span> <span>Program</span> trains
              cohorts of graduate students to exploit the rich
              information content of large and diverse data sets,
              operate effectively in diverse international teams, and
              communicate outcomes to a broad range of audiences.</i></b></p><p>Over the past several decades environmental issues and
          concerns have become increasingly transdisciplinary in scope
          and global in scale. The scientific community has responded by
          acknowledging the need to develop new science that matches the
          complexity and scale of these emerging environmental issues.
          Yet, developing large spatial scale understanding of
          environmental patterns and processes presents a formidable
          challenge; it requires diverse expertise, data, and models. It
          also requires scientists with the organizational and
          collaborative human skills and understanding to both catalyze
          and lead transformative science. Scientists will increasingly
          work within networks to conceptualize issues in new ways and
          work with complex data using new and effective
          cyberinfrastructure. Learning to work in these kinds of
          networks is not trivial and involves skills seldom developed
          in graduate student training. </p><p>Students in the early- to mid-stages of doctoral research in
          both academic and professional environmental science, ecology,
          and engineering career tracks will begin the <span>program</span>
          with an international, collaborative student cohort, and will
          finish the <span>program</span> as integrated members of a
          grassroots scientific network. </p><p>The <span>GLEON</span> <span>Fellowship</span> <span>Program</span>
          is centered on</p>
        <ul>
          <li>Development of technical, conceptual and analytical skills
            critical to carrying out macroscale biology and network
            science</li>
          <li>Development of communication skills for collaboration,
            education and public outreach</li>
          <li>Active participation in existing networks of people, data,
            and technologies</li>
          <li>Training and guidance by experts in how to build and
            sustain human networks through pedagogy, organizational
            structure, and leadership training</li>
        </ul><p>The <span>GLEON</span> <span>Fellowship</span> <span>Program</span>
          will provide <i><b>full funding and logistical support</b></i>
          to bring a cohort (~ 12 students) together for in depth
          training in network science. Over the course of 1.5 years, <span>fellows</span>
          will</p>
        <ul>
          <li>Travel to three week-long workshops for in-depth training,
            supplemented by online activities and network-level
            interactions at <span>GLEON</span> all-hands meetings</li>
          <li>Gain access to existing networks of people, data,
            technologies, students, and technical experts</li>
          <li>Complete an interdisciplinary, collaborative scientific
            project</li>
        </ul><p>┬áThe <span>Fellowship</span> Cohort will meet for their
          first workshop in January, 2015. Contact Hilary Dugan (<a href="mailto:reade@caryinstitute.org" target="_blank">hilarydugan@gmail.com</a>) with questions.</p>
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            <div><font>Emily K. Read<br>
                Postdoctoral Associate<br>
                Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies<br>
                and University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology<br>
                <br>
                email: <a href="mailto:reade@caryinstitute.org" target="_blank">reade@caryinstitute.org</a><br>
                skype: emilylouisekara<br>
                website: <a href="http://www.caryinstitute.org/science-program/our-scientists/dr-emily-k-read" target="_blank">www.caryinstitute.org/science-program/our-scientists/dr-emily-k-read</a><br>
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            <font><font>OR<font>CID: <a href="http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9617-9433" target="_blank">http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9617-9433</a><br>
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