LIVING DATA PROJECT: INVITATION TO PROPOSE A WORKING GROUP TOPIC
We are seeking a team of two or more researchers to develop and lead a one-week working group, to run between August 30, 2022 and February 28, 2023, and focused on a challenging and important question in ecology, evolution or environmental science.
Deadline: May 24, 2022
BIOS² + LIVING DATA PROJECT INVITATION TO PROPOSE A WORKING GROUP TOPIC
We invite teams of 2-4 graduate students who have participated in either the Computational Biodiversity Science and Services (BIOS²) or Living Data Project (LDP) NSERC-CREATE training programs to submit proposals for a working group that they will lead.
Applications due November 30, 2021
Applications due November 30, 2021
Apply For Funding to Organise A CIEE working group
- Can I apply if there is no one in my working group from a CIEE member institution? Yes.
- Can I be an organizer or participant if I am a non-academic or affiliated with a non-academic organization? Yes. Participants and organizers can be from any national or international organization, government agency, non-profit organization, society, field station, or network. Non-academic participants and participants from non-academic organizations are encouraged to apply. One of the main organizers however does need to be a faculty member from a Canadian University in order for CIEE to transfer the award.
- How are working group proposals reviewed? Decisions on working group proposals are normally made by the Director and Deputy Director in consultation with the CIEE Executive Board or by the Executive Board alone depending on proposal organizer affiliations and in consideration of conflicts of interest. Decisions are primarily informed by the compiled ranked scores and comments of expert reviewers, although, in the case of close ranked scores, secondary criteria (such as CIEE membership of the lead institution) may be considered. In the case where working groups are jointly sponsored with another organization, the CIEE Directors will normally represent CIEE in the final decision.
- What are CIEE’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI) requirements for a working group? Working Group proposals require an EDI statement. Working groups must provide a statement that describes how equity (e.g. in authorship, roles, workload), inclusion (e.g. in discussions, opportunities to participate) and diversity (among participants) will be implemented in your proposed working group. Working groups must also have demographic diversity, including gender balance (≥ 40% self-identified as female or gender non-binary and ≥ 40% self-identified as male or gender non-binary), and consider under-represented racialized minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, and those with very different disciplinary, social and cultural backgrounds. Please only provide such identifying information that participants freely volunteer to disclose. CIEE also requires the participation of at least one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow in each working group.
- What does it mean to be a CIEE Member? CIEE members are institutions who have signed a memorandum of understanding and pay an annual membership fee. A representative for each CIEE Member Institution sits on the CIEE Management Board as a voting member. The management board is responsible for guiding the development of CIEE.
- What is the benefit of being a CIEE Member? Universities and other organizations who are CIEE Member Institutions will benefit from CIEE training opportunities. Currently graduate students at CIEE Membership Institutions are eligible to enroll in CIEE-Living Data Project courses and apply to participate in graduate student working groups. As the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution is a CIEE member, this includes a limited number of graduate students who are CSEE members (or whose thesis supervisor is a CSEE member). CIEE member institutions are also invited to be part of multi-institutional grants led by the CIEE, such as our successful NSERC CREATE grant for the Living Data Project.
- Can my organization be a CIEE Member if it is not a university? Yes. We invite other Canadian societies and organizations to contact the Management Board to discuss how they might also join.