This is a funding opportunity from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland.
SESYNC THEME (2012T-2): Globalization and Environmental Change. SESYNC seeks proposals for activities that will illuminate linkages between globalization and natural resources and environmental change at any scale. Globalization here refers to increased economic and social interaction among peoples via trade, migration and employment, or via new forms of communication. Activities could focus on the natural resource implications of social, cultural, or economic phenomena related to globalization, they could focus on natural resources as a driver of globalization patterns and social change, or they could focus on the nature of linkages between social and environmental phenomena. We encourage research proposals related to the wide variety of globalization-environment linkages. These linkages include, but are not limited to:
• Natural resource scarcity driven by globalization.
• Policy intended to protect natural resources that acts as a barrier to globalization.
• Globalization triggered by environmental degradation.
• Globalization triggered by social change, with implications for the ways communities manage their indigenous natural resources.
• Diffusion of more environmentally friendly technologies and practices triggered by globalization.
• Natural resource implications of political alliances and social movements driven by globalization.
• Environmental risks created by changing – and accelerating – the movements of people and materials as part of globalization.
These examples are meant to convey a breadth of questions related to globalization’s impact on socio-environmental systems. Applications to undertake Pursuits at SESYNC are encouraged for projects by individuals, small teams, or a working group. One, or at most two, lead investigators must be identified.
See Pursuit Details and Application Guidelines.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This is from SESYNC's website, http://www.sesync.org/new-globalization-and-environmental-change