Virginia Sea Grant (VASG), the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and the University of Virginia (UVA) are pleased to announce the availability of a one‐year professional development opportunity in the rapidly emerging area of multi‐, inter‐, and trans‐disciplinary team problem‐solving and research. These forms of cross‐disciplinary inquiry can produce innovative, integrated breakthroughs and solutions that transcend individual disciplines, and are essential to solving today’s grand societal challenges in costal and marine environments. Challenges such as enhancing coastal resilience to sea level rise, flooding, storms and other climate change impacts is demanding cross‐disciplinary solutions that emerge from a deeper level of knowledge integration than society and the academic community typically achieve.
The program is currently recruiting 30 grad students from ALL disciplines – sciences, engineering, arts and humanities, and professional fields. They are seeking a very diverse cohort, across gender, race and ethnicity. Read more here.