GSF 2023

Global Sustainability Fellows (GSF) Summer program 2023

Call for Fellows 2023

The Sustainability Laboratory is now accepting applications for its intensive six-week 2023 Global Sustainability Fellows program. The first three weeks comprise a series of virtual sessions (June 5 to June 23, 2023) and is followed by an additional three-week on-site experience in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain (July 9 to July 30, 2023). 

Applications are accepted until midnight (EST) on April 10, 2023.

All applications must be completed by the deadline. Partial applications will not be considered.

Candidates that have been selected will be informed by April 22, 2023.

about gsf

Conceived by Dr. Michael Ben-Eli, founder of The Sustainability Laboratory, the Global Sustainability Fellows (GSF) program is The Lab’s graduate-level educational initiative, designed to inspire, prepare, and mobilize new sustainability leaders to tackle the urgent sustainability issues facing the planet. Our program promotes system thinking, collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to addressing sustainability issues, and combines an intensive theoretical orientation and classroom component with hands-on, experience-based learning, extensive fieldwork, and international and cross-disciplinary exposure.

Why apply

Prepare Yourself As A Sustainability Leader

The GSF program offers opportunities for Fellows to cultivate their ability to tackle complex sustainability related issues. As a 2023 Fellow, you will:

  • Work with Dr. Michael Ben-Eli, one of the pioneers in sustainability and complex systems fields.
  • Study with leading international experts in the field of system thinking, cybernetics, and sustainable development.
  • Apply The Lab’s unique signature approach which highlights a holistic, actionable framework and rigorous sustainability principles.
  • Master The Lab’s framework, which bridges the gap between theory and practice with demonstrated results.
  • Participate in opportunities for peer-to-peer learning through intensive workshops and collaborative actions with your cohorts.
  • Engage with the local community and stakeholders to develop a collective vision and design a common strategy for sustainable development.
  • Join a network of outstanding professional alumni deeply dedicated to evolving the theory and practice of sustainability.
  • Explore a beautiful island ecosystem with local experts and like-minded participants.

What Fellows are Saying

“The GSF program dramatically expanded my understanding of system thinking, theory and practice and showed me concrete applications of this approach to real life challenges.”

—Sergio Rejado Albaina, Spain

“The GSF has imparted valuable tools and an even more valuable perspective on the world. It is a group brimming with potential, full of compassion and a sincere desire to improve the state of the world. I feel galvanized to learn, work, and make change in a manner worthy of the program’s ideals and the resolve of its Fellows and instructors.”

–Robert Godfrey, Treeconomy Founder, Canada

“I would like to thank The Sustainability Laboratory and the Global Sustainability Fellows program for instilling system thinking and human centered design in me. Being part of the GSF program made such a huge impact. Thanks again!”

—Kristel V. Libunao, Phillipines