SoGES opens applications for Sustainability Leadership Fellows

SOGES-GlobeThe SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellows program prepares future innovators and thought leaders with state-of-the-art science communication and career development training. Over the course of one year Fellows receive training to effectively communicate science to the media and public; professional development skills and techniques; and strategies to build successful careers that incorporate meaningful science communication, engagement, and interdisciplinarity.

The Sustainability Leadership Fellows program is open to all disciplines and colleges. Participation will enhance your career and your ability to effectively communicate, collaborate, and lead.

The leadership program provides Fellows with:

  • Training to effectively communicate science for the public and media
  • Techniques to enhance leadership, time management, and other professional skills
  • Strategies for academic engagement in public and political discourse
  • Skills, approaches, and tactics to translate knowledge to action
  • Techniques for collaboration, building effective networks, and transdisciplinary synthesis
  • Membership in a growing network of motivated early career researchers from across disciplines at CSU


  • Advanced PhD student or early career postdoctoral fellow at CSU
  • Work related to sustainability science
  • Availability to attend and fully participate in training and events throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, including a Sept. 3 orientation and Sept. 9-10 two-day science communication workshop

Successful applicants will be selected based on their level of interest in communicating science to the public and media, the applicability of this training to their long-term career plans, and who demonstrate strong motivation to improve their communication and leadership skills. The School will also select candidates to represent a diversity of colleges and disciplines.

Information and applications.

For more information about Fellowships, contact Aleta Weller, Research and Outreach Coordinator, at

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