Global Environment & Society Academy

Applications are now open for 2016-2017 

The Global Environment & Society Academy (GESA) Innovation Fund is designed to support activities that contribute to the overall objectives of GESA. 

Applications may be made by any postgraduate and PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, or by any member of staff of the University of Edinburgh.

Indicative examples of the types of activities that we expect to support include, but are not limited to: seminars, workshops,  and knowledge exchange events. 

All topics and themes will be considered but an emphasis on innovation is critical.

To receive an application form please contact


Innitiatives funded in 2016-2017

The Turing Trust and Solarberry

Global Goals Jam September 2016


Innitiatives funded in 2015-2016

GESA students at Clinton Global Initiative 2016

The Paris Climate Talks: Politics, Policies and Principles

International Panel on Marine Biodiversity, Climate and the COP

Neoliberal Nature Workshop

Climate Week Salon



Initiatives funded in 2014-2015

Edinburgh Sustainability Jam

Future Connections Conference 2015 25th-26th June

Species without Borders: Edinburgh Marine Network lecture

Student uses GESA grant to visit US Energy Information Administration (EIA) Conference 2015

Water@Edinburgh Workshop