The graduate student and early career travel grant contest deadline has been extended to October 15th! We are sponsoring a data-sharing contest for those who feel passionate about making their data public (more details below). The top three winners will be awarded travel grants in the amount of $1000 for use towards the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting. Post your entries to sedexp.net and submit your application!
TRAVEL GRANT CONTEST DETAILS
The Sediment Experimentalist Network (SEN) is sponsoring a data-sharing contest for graduate students and early career scientists who feel passionate about making their data public. The top three winners will be awarded travel grants in the amount of $1000 for use towards the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
The Sediment Experimentalist Network (SEN) is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthCube program as a Research Coordination Network (RCN). SEN integrates the efforts of sediment experimentalists to build a knowledge base for data collection and management. The network facilitates cross-institutional collaborative experiments and communicates with the research community about data and metadata guidelines for sediment-based experiments. This effort aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of sedimentary research for field geologists and modelers as well as experimentalists. More information is available here: http://earthcube.org/group/sen
The contest will be judged on the quantity and quality of participation in the SEN Knowledge Base (www.sedexp.net), which contains data catalog entries and descriptions of experimental setups, methods, equipment. To begin, create an account on the website and then start creating entries for your experiments. The more entries, the more likely you are to win!
This contest is open to current graduate students and early career scientists (within 5 years of graduating) who are interested in helping make data more accessible.
1. Sign up for the SEN Newsletter: http://goo.gl/s7dLjb
2. Create a Knowledge Base account at www.sedexp.net
3. Start posting entries of your experimental data, set-ups, methods, and equipment.
4. Send a one-page document to email@example.com as described below
To enter the contest, please send a one-page document containing contact information, short professional biography, and a list of your SEN Knowledge Base entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection of Winners
Winners will be selected on the quality (completeness of entry) and quantity (total number of entries) of entries to the SEN Knowledge Base. Winners will be notified via email and will be given instructions on the funding process. Names of winners will also be featured in the upcoming SEN Newsletter. Winners should acknowledge funding from NSF SEN when presenting their work at AGU.
June 15th: Contest opens
October 15th: All entries must be received
November 1st: Notification of winners
Questions? Please contact SEN at email@example.com.