Global Leadership Initiative 2016-17 - Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline for applications: November 8, 2016

We invite staff to submit Expressions of Interest from those wishing to set up a Global Leadership Initiative for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) headlines a suite of activities under the Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS) umbrella. The GLI supports small groups of 8-10 high achieving undergraduate and postgraduate taught students to participate in a major international meeting or summit.

Accompanied by an academic member of staff with research interests aligned to the meeting/summit, students have the opportunity to work as Policy Analysts. This involves attending press conferences by leaders and ministers, reviewing the latest policy documents, preparing media briefs, and contributing to blogs and social media. The GLI has established a partnership with the Global Policy Journal to publish the work of GLI Policy Analysts via an online platform and an e-journal.

The GLI supports the University’s commitment to engaged learning, ensuring students learn with and from external partners working on real world challenges. We particularly welcome expressions of interest which involve students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds across the social sciences and which include academics from two departments. A minimum of eight students are expected to attend with two academic staff.

We plan to fund up to six initiatives in the coming academic year.

Contact GLOSS@sheffield.ac.uk for full details of the application process.