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Global Sustainability Scholars (GSS) Fellowship 2023 Program

Deadline: 15 January,2023

Global Sustainability Scholars (GSS) Fellowship 2023 Program

10 Week Paid Professional Training Experience with a Global Sustainability Organization!

The Global Sustainability Scholars (GSS) Fellowship offers a 10-week paid immersive training and mentoring with a global sustainability organization. Fellows will gain professional work experience, receive professional mentorship and professional development training, and build an international professional network in sustainability science. We will accept 10 fellows per year to join the GSS community, provide advanced professional development training, and build professional connections that foster opportunities for employment and/or graduate school opportunities.

Fellows will work with sustainability organizations such as Belmont Forum research projects or Future Earth projects focused on OCEAN sustainability. Fellows are paid a stipend of $8,000 for their full participation in the program. Each fellowship may provide different opportunities and experiences, however, all Fellows will have a core curriculum and a GSS mentor. GSS Fellowships may meet graduate school requirements as professional internships, so be sure to make proper arrangements with the GSS program director prior to acceptance.

Every year GSS partners with different international organizations conducting and supporting research in sustainability solutions. In 2023 we have partnered with Belmont Forum-funded research focused on Ocean Sustainability. GSS Fellows will be embedded with these projects for 10 weeks. To learn more about some of the individual projects follow the links below.


2023 Sustainable Oceans Projects

Fellows Application

GSS Fellows must have completed a bachelor’s degree within the past four years, be enrolled in a graduate school, and be able to demonstrate their interest in working on global sustainability solutions.

2023 Fellows will be embedded in projects with our partners organizations in the Belmont Forum or Future Earth research communities.

Who Can Apply to Be a Fellow? 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens that have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in the past four years and who are currently enrolled and in good academic standing in a graduate program from an accredited college. If you are not currently enrolled but have been accepted to a graduate program for Fall 2023, please be sure to submit your future enrollment verification with your transcripts.

As stated in our mission, we are interested in training a new generation of diverse and inclusive sustainability scientists. To that end, we strongly encourage applicants who are historically underrepresented in STEM fields, including but not limited to students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students.

GSS also welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantaged and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have the proper legal documentation to travel abroad (passport) March 2023.

What Type of Work Will I Be Doing as a Fellow?

The Fellowship will be a full-time job experience with professional meetings, communications, and tasks.  During Summer 2023, Fellows will be selected to work with Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRAs) projects or Future Earth projects. Both are GSS partner organizations that work internationally.  Belmont Forum CRAs work on issues of Ocean sustainability.  Future Earth is the largest network of sustainability researchers in the world. They are responsible for convening themed-based research communities and building capacity across these communities for a more sustainable future. In the application form, you will have a chance to select the themes that most interest you. If you are selected,  we will match your interests and skills with one of our partner organizations & themes.

Is this a paid fellowship?

Yes.  Fellows are paid USD $8,000 for the ten weeks of full participation.


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Israel Wellington Jeremiah
Israel Wellington Jeremiah
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