National Science Foundation Build and Broaden Conference at NAU
We are soliciting applications for participation in a National Science Foundation funded workshop entitled, “Build and Broaden: Advancing fundamental knowledge of social, behavioral and economic responses to pandemics in minority communities,” held May 18-19, 2022 at NAU’s High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.
The goal of the workshop is to build capacity for diverse and early-career NAU researchers, including those at statewide campuses, to obtain competitive grant funding and broaden collaboration opportunities. The workshop will develop testable hypotheses addressing two fundamental research questions: 1) What sociocultural factors determine behavioral responses to pandemics? and 2) How do changes in post-pandemic preferences impact tourism-dependent economies? The workshop program includes presentations and Q&A sessions led by leading experts from across the US. Travel funding is available to support participants from statewide campuses. Participants will also receive a stipend upon submission of an external grant proposal.
Keynote Speakers Accordion Closed
Dr. Amy Ando, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign: Advancing understanding of the intersection between COVID-19 and environmental justice
Levi Esquerra, University of Arizona: Changing preferences for tourism in a post-pandemic economy
Dr. Lisa Hardy, Northern Arizona University
Dr. Robert Richardson, Michigan State University: Indirect Social, behavioral and economic impacts of COVID-19
Application Instructions Accordion Closed
To apply: email NSF-B2@nau.edu, with “Your Name– NSF B2 Application” in the subject line and the following attachments:
- a one-page statement addressing your desire to actively engage in the Build and Broaden Workshop
- a 3-page CV in NSF format
Applications are due by 11:59p on March 14. Official invitations will be sent starting in mid-March.
Please email questions to NSF-B2@nau.edu.
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