NAKFI 2016 Call for Applications: Discovering the Deep Blue Sea

Dear INDEEP and DOSI Colleagues – please not call for applications below.  Also note that I have been informed by NAKFI that there are a limited number of spots available for non-US attendees.  However, they are not eligible to submit a grant application after the conference as the PI (unless they have a US based affiliation that would be willing and able to act as the fiscal agent).  However, non-US attendees are eligible to participante in grant proposals with other attendees as a co-PI.



The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with generous support from the W.M. Keck Foundation, invites passionate candidates to apply for this year’s conference Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement. 

The steering committee is chaired by David M. Karl (NAS), co-Director (with E. F. DeLong) Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (C-MORE), and co-Director (with E. F. DeLong) Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE); professor of oceanography, University of Hawaii.

Ready to explore the frontiers of deep ocean science with other innovators from science, engineering, medicine, art, and design disciplines?



November 9 – 12, 2016

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center

of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering | Irvine, CA

NAKFI will pay all conference-related travel expenses for selected applicants!

Application Deadline: May 5, 2016 at 3:00pm Pacific Time/6:00pm Eastern Time/5:00pm Central Time.  Sixty to eighty applicants will be selected through this process. 

From this application process the steering committee members will invite approximately 60-80 participants to join them and other leaders and experts at the conference in November. The interest in this year’s topic will result in a competitive selection process. Preference will be given to creative practitioners in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, art, design, public engagement and communications who demonstrate a passion or keen interest in collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving, and who are willing to commit the time necessary to prepare for the conference.

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