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Apply for a UCL/GSPI International Policy Fellowship 2023

Postdocs are invited to apply for a training visit to Geneva to enhance their understanding of academic-policy engagement within the UN ecosystem. With funding of Graduate Campus.

Is your research connected to environmental governance and climate change? Do you want to learn more about engaging with international policymakers?

►  Call for application is already closed


Throughout the program, participants will:

  • Interact with experts and gain insights into policy engagement within the Geneva ecosystem,
  • Build confidence and skills to bridge academia and policymaking,
  • Collaborate and learn from peers across faculties and Swiss universities.

The focus theme of this year’s programme is Climate Change and Environmental Governance. 

Organisation UCL Global Engagement (GE) and GSPI (Geneva Science-Policy Interface)
Costs GRC supports the participation of six postdocs and covers the participation fee, meals and accommodation (up to CHF 700).


The programme will feature three days of meetings, workshops and networking events in Europe’s UN capital, Geneva, including:


  • You will gain insights into science advice processes on UN-level in a specific disciplinary field.
  • You will learn about strategies, practices, and skills to span the boundary between science and policy.
  • You will receive practical advice and experience from actors working at the science-policy interface in various organisations.
  • You will gain experience in engagement with diverse stakeholders, fostering knowledge exchange, enabling relationship-building and, in the longer term, potential partnerships. This relates to both co-participants and policymakers.

Virtual Sessions

  • Policy engagement skills: participants will develop and reflect on strategies for engaging with policymakers, communicating research findings, and bridging the gap between academia and policymaking.
  • Cultural Competence: By engaging with international researchers and policymakers, participants will develop cultural competence and the ability to work effectively in a global context.


  • Postdoctoral researchers are eligible (you can be employed on a grant, but must be a UZH member of staff).
  • Applicants should be active in climate change or environmental governance. Applications from all faculties and disciplines are welcomed.
  • Doctoral candidates are not eligible.