Global Environments Summer Academy 2015

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Call for applicants
January 15, 2015

The Global Diversity Foundation announces GESA 2015: the fifth Global Environments Summer Academy, designed to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking and communication skills of activists, postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of environmental challenges. The Academy, in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern (Switzerland), will be held between 27 July and 14 August 2015.

We are now inviting applications from English-fluent candidates in the arts and humanities, natural sciences and social sciences – as well as those working in advocacy, law, media or policy – who focus on the relationship of environment and society. The academy convenors will select 18-21 participants from around the world with the capacity to become environmental leaders who impact academia, civil society, the private sector or government.

The cost of the academy is €2000, inclusive of accommodation, tuition, field trips, insurance and materials, but excluding local and international travel, meals and other living costs. Participants are expected to independently secure funding to cover all expenses through academic scholarships, crowdsourcing, personal sources, employer support, government grants or travel awards. 

Interested candidates are invited to complete the application form and upload their CV before 15 January 2015.

Please note there is a two-stage application process for GESA 2015. All applicants will be notified of the first stage results by 15 February 2015. Finalists invited to the second stage will be asked for additional information, including any demonstrated need for the limited number of partial fee waivers that may be offered.

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Online application form: