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Global Environments Summer Academy
University of Bern, Switzerland

Scholarship / Financial aid: partial fee waivers may be available, based on demonstrated need

Date: 27 July - 14 August 2015

Deadline: 15 January 2015

Open to: activists, professionals or students from around the world

Announcement follows

The fifth Global Environments Summer Academy on Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World will be held at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern between 27 July and 14 August 2015. Under the leadership of Dr. Gary J. Martin, the Director of GDF, academic and community professionals from diverse backgrounds will be invited to present their current perspectives and practical work.

The academy convenors will select 18-21 activists, professionals or students from around the world with the capacity to become future environmental leaders who impact academia, civil society, the private sector or government. We invite 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 between environment and society.

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 funds, employer support, government grants or travel grants. A few partial fee waivers may be available, based on demonstrated need.

You can support this initiative by liking the Global Environments Summer Academy Facebook page or contributing to our GlobalGiving fundraising campaign.

Please note there is a two-stage application process for GESA 2015. Candidates are invited to complete the application form and upload their CV before 15 January 2015. All applicants will be notified of the first stage results by 15 February 2015, and finalists will be invited to the second stage, during which

They will be asked for additional information, including any demonstrated need for the limited number of partial fee waivers that may be offered. The additional Stage 2 submission will be due by 15 March 2015. A final selection of participants will be completed by 1 May 2015, and applicants will be informed of the award of any fee waiver by 1 June 2015. The deadline for payment of the academy fee will be 15 June 2015.

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