Local Events

CERF announces the availability of funding to support local events for networking and professional development. These pilot events are intended to enhance opportunities for collaboration and career building in coastal and estuarine science and management, especially among students and early career professionals.

Through this solicitation, CERF will support local events, organized by CERF members, intended to increase networking and professional development opportunities for individuals who study, manage, and promote awareness of coastal and estuarine ecosystems. The CERF Governing Board allocated $5000 to this pilot initiative, with the expectation of supporting 6 – 10 local events.

CERF will facilitate local events to build and enhance professional communities and skills for its members. Applicants are invited to propose individual events around a particular topic of local interest. The specific type of event is not defined by this solicitation, but rather should be directed by local needs to meet a determined purpose. Types of events might include meet-ups, workshops, training, field trips, etc., revolving around such topics as career and leadership skills, science communication, engagement with policy makers, or other focus areas. This pilot initiative stemmed from needs expressed by students and early professionals in coastal and estuarine science careers; therefore, events targeting these populations are encouraged. We hope to use these events to support CERF members, to recruit new CERF members, to build on relationships developed at CERF and Affiliate Society meetings, and to help create a broad, diverse, and inclusive membership within coastal and estuarine science disciplines and professions.

The application deadline is 31 March 2020 for events occurring by 31 December 31 2020.

Full Local Events RFP