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Working outside the box: Stories, approaches and tools for transdisciplinary research

Ahead of SRI2021, join us for a pre-congress panel discussion and workshop on transdisciplinary research, convened by the Transdisciplinary Training Collaboratory: Building Common Ground, led by the Earth Leadership Program.

Addressing today’s complex environmental and sustainability challenges calls for solutions-oriented, integrative, actionable science, often known as engaged science. Engaged science requires collaborative, team-based science focused on solutions for real-world problems, and this science is produced by teams that include a wide range of societal partners working closely with a range of disciplinary experts.

This offering consists of two parts:

  1. A publicly available panel discussion on May 6 at 14:00-15:30 UTC (Midnight – 01:30 Brisbane next day). To join us, please login to the SRI Congress Platform and add it to your agenda.

  2. A two-part interactive workshop for SRI registrants from around the world on May 11 and May 18 at 14:00-16:00 UTC (Midnight – 02:00 Brisbane next day). This workshop will be targeted at (but not limited to) early-career researchers from around the world, and capped at 20 participants. All costs associated with workshop participation will be covered by comprehensive scholarships provided by Future Earth! More information on the workshop can be found on the SRI Congress Platform.

To apply for the workshop, please become a member of Future Earth and fill out the application form by May 7th, 2021. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Apply early to give yourself the best chances of attending this fully-funded expert training!

The panelists, organizers and trainers involved in this panel and workshop are a part of, or convened by, a US National Science Foundation funded project called the Transdisciplinary Training Collaboratory: Building Common Ground, led by the Earth Leadership Program. The goal is to connect sustainability science researchers and leadership trainers from around the world, and work together to align best practices and training products that can be used and adapted in different regions around the world. This work is just beginning, but the goal is to make solutions-oriented, actionable science training more accessible in academic and informal learning environments, and improve the potential for researchers to partner effectively with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector to tackle pressing sustainability challenges.


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