Please join us for the first of a series of virtual workshops for framing concrete Earth Institute activities, with the first topic being sea-level rise.
Subsequent topics under “Advancing community resilience” are expected to include hurricanes, drought and fires, air pollution, infectious disease, water pollution etc.
Hosts are Andrew Miller, (Assistant Director, Grants Management & International Operations) along with the Earth Institute’s Research Facilitation Group:
Lex van Geen (Chair), Faye McNeill, Ana Navas-Acien, Shahid Naeem, Wolfram Schlenker, Richard Seager and Andy Revkin.
These workshops are motivated by the increasing number of Federal, state, local and non-profit funding opportunities that address the topic of enhancing resilience to natural and human-made hazards and disasters. Workshops will usually be organized around major funding opportunities, such as the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change opportunity last year, for instance.
For May 27, one target opportunity is the following:
NSF: Coastlines and People Hubs for Research and Broadening Participation 20-567; $29.5M for 10 awards; LOI due 10Aug20 and Full Proposals due 09Sep20 or 21Oct20 (Large-Scale Hubs); “…research into complex coastal systems… holistic Earth Systems approach… human dimensions… natural, human-built, and social systems…”
The workshop will include brief presentations from teams already considering an application (5-slide, 5-minute max). These presentations will be followed by time for feedback from peers. There will also be some time for brainstorming new ideas for these two proposals.
Participants interested in presenting should send 5-slide (max) presentations by May 25th to Andrew Miller firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to forward this invitation to any Columbia colleagues who may be interested but who may not be on EI’s newsletter listserv.