Program Commitment & Costs
The GSF Program represents a unique opportunity for transformative professional and personal growth, with a dynamic curriculum focused on sustainability, systems thinking, and community development. As such, fellows are required to stay for the entirety of the three-week program. Fellows are expected to participate in a remote orientation program, which includes readings, short assignments, and Skype meetings, representing a commitment of 1-2 hours per week for six weeks, beginning approximately two months before the start of the program. Following the summer session, fellows are expected to complete a “concept note” for an independent project that demonstrates the application of the tools acquired during the summer. Fellows are supported in this effort through mentorship by GSF faculty.
Fellows’ room, board, and program fees are covered entirely by the GSF. Fellows are only responsible for transportation to and from the program location, and pocket money for snacks or souvenirs during field trips or nights out. A limited number of need-based travel stipends may be available.
Preference will be given to applicants who are entering, currently enrolled, or recently graduated from (within one year) an accredited graduate-level program. However, we are open to considering applications from other highly skilled individuals with unique life experiences or backgrounds. We encourage applications from underrepresented countries and communities.
Interdisciplinary work is central to the GSF approach. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, regardless of their familiarity with the sustainability field.
Non-Discrimination Policy: The Global Sustainability Fellows Program considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to programs on the basis of individual merit. The GSF, therefore, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and does not discriminate against members of protected classes under the law.
To apply to the GSF, applicants are asked to provide a resume, personal statement, answers to three short-answer questions, and references. Detailed application information will be posted during the next round of applications to the GSF.