Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium (PODS)

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
the Office of Naval Research (ONR)

blowhole photo The Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposia provide recent graduates, or soon to graduate, PhD-level physical oceanographers with an opportunity to present their dissertation research in front of their professional peers and to forge professional relationships that will facilitate their future research and academic careers.

PODS VIII: 5–9 October 2014
Applications due 21 April 2014!

The PODS VIII symposium for physical oceanographers with recent PhDs will be held in Hawai‘i from 5–9 October 2014. This symposium will be jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, and coordinated by the University of Hawai‘i’s Conference Center.

Applicant Information

Participation in the PODS symposium is by invitation only to applicants who have completed a dissertation concerning an important problem in ocean physics. Dissertations must have been completed after 30 June 2013, or applicants must provide certification from their department chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2015. The deadline to apply is 21 April 2014. Applications received by this date will be reviewed by a screening committee and invitations issued by 20 June 2014. Sponsoring agencies will pay for invited participants’ travel, hotel, and meals. For application materials and further information, please click here.

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