Home News Program Details Current Fellows Former Fellows Link to National Science Foundation Faculty Mentors

Mandatory Summer Workshop Dates:

Summer 2003


J. Erik Jonsson Center of the
National Academy of Sciences
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
July 25-28

Summer 2004

Estes Park, Colorado
July 7-10

This is the second round of mentoring junior faculty on
societal aspects of hazards and extreme events supported
by the National Science Foundation. During the first round,
conducted in 1996 and 1997, junior faculty members from
thirteen universities took part. The program led to a number
of successful research projects and subsequent publications
by the participating faculty members. Their accomplishments
are noted elsewhere on this Web site.

Round 1 fellows bios

In the current round, the first year of the program provides an
intense period of mentoring for program fellows, with sustained
one-on-one contact with members of the senior faculty panel
and a summer workshop that introduces fellows to research
opportunities and provides guidance in linking their disciplinary
research interests to important questions related to hazards
and extreme events. During the second year, the focus shifts
to the formulation of research proposals by the fellows that
carry these ideas forward toward a fundable research proposal.
The second summer workshop includes feedback on draft
proposals and a mock NSF proposal review panel.

Program fellows will gain access to a network of top-notch
social scientists, as well as develop valuable research and
writing skills. NSF's goal is that the faculty fellows participating
in the program will sustain scholarship about societal aspects
of hazards and extreme events into future generations.

Three advisors assist the panel of faculty mentors. The
advisors include Dr. William Anderson of the National Academy
of Sciences and two former fellows, Dr. Thomas Birkland from
SUNY-Albany and Dr. Robert Ridge from Brigham Young

Information on Advisors:

William Anderson

Division on Earth and Life Studies
National Academies
National Research Council
Thomas A. Birkland

Center for Policy Research
State University of New York
at Albany
Robert D. Ridge

Department of Psychology
Brigham Young University