Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium (PODS)

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

Funding Opportunities

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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 XI: 18–22 October 2020,
Lihue, Kaua‘i

The PODS XI symposium for physical oceanographers with recent PhDs will be held at the Kauai‘i Marriott in Lihue, Kaua‘i from 18–22 October 2020. 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.

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 2019, or applicants must provide certification from their department chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2021. The application deadline for PODS XI will be 3 April 2020. Please see the Application Forms link for applying.

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