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GVI Launches New Sustainable Development Fellowships Initiative for 2018

October 16, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Global Vision International (GVI), the most well respected and prominent international volunteering and internships organisation in the world, is proud to launch new GVI Sustainable Development Fellowships for 2018. A completely new initiative for GVI designed for candidates with a PHD or equivalent and above, the fellowships are designed for those with a passion and commitment for sustainable development. GVI are looking for a minimum of 18 fellows to each focus upon one of the 18 corresponding GVI sites around the world for the duration of two calendar years. Those who would like to be considered for a fellowship are advised to apply before the closing date 15th November 2017.

Steve Gwenin, GVI CEO, said:  ‘We are delighted to announce our brand new initiative, the Sustainable Development Fellowships, intended to identify individuals who share GVI’s interest in contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The GVI Sustainable Development Fellowships Initiative will allow individuals to truly make an impact, further develop their career and conduct profound research in 18 of GVI’s key locations worldwide. Ultimately, this is a brilliant opportunity to work with a leading world-class organisation dedicated to making a sustainable impact on the world.’

GVI will be selecting up to 18 GVI Sustainable Development Fellowships who will work with GVI for the duration of two years in the following areas; Community development, Education (K-12 and Adult), Environmental science, Gender equality, Marine science, Public health, Social and micro-enterprise, Socio-economics and Urban agriculture.

Once selected, Fellows will be assigned a range of Fellowship Duties. Each GVI Sustainable Development Fellow will be allocated one GVI site, although they may be requested to provide advice on, or to visit, additional GVI sites. Fellows will be required to visit one project site each year of the Fellowship for a minimum of one week within 6 months of commencement of the Fellowship, and author at least one collaborative scientific publication per year in an international peer-reviewed journal in the relevant field. Alongside this, Fellows will promote their fellowship through the means of a series of blog posts and presentations to students or peers that relate to the projects.

Requirements for Fellows:

Must currently be affiliated with a Research 1 institution or Top100 ranked global university:

  • Times Higher Education
  • Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • QS World University Rankings

Must be a PhD or hold an equivalent degree

Must be fluent in the English language

Have a proven:

  • Collaborative approach to research and paper writing
  • Passion for field research and data analysis
  • Commitment to community development and / or conservation
  • Respect of other cultures and people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively in basic and challenging conditions
  • Ability to inspire students to engage in research and / or careers

For more information on GVI please contact .

For further press information please contact Alexandra Delf, Ali Straessle, Hannah Watters and Chiara Giannetti at Ophir PR on 0207 751 8035 or email

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