APPLY FOR GSS 2017

This year’s Global Scholars Symposium will take place from 12-15 May at The Rhodes House in Oxford.

The application for GSS 2016 is now closed.

The Accept/Decline deadline will be Monday, 4 April at 23:59 (GMT).

WHAT IS GSS?

Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Global Scholars’ Symposium first occurred in 2008 at the University of Cambridge. Its founding mission was to connect Churchill, Clarendon, Commonwealth, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, and Rhodes scholars in an environment that challenged them to draw upon their wide variety of interests and expertise. In 2011, GSS expanded to include the Chevening and Weidenfeld Scholarships. Last year, GSS expanded the conference to all students pursuing post-graduate studies in the United Kingdom. From the beginning, GSS has been jointly organized by the scholars themselves from a range of fields and scholarship programmes.

We encourage students from all academic disciplines to attend. A diversity of expertise is essential for generating creative ideas and novel discourse.

WHY APPLY?

Global Scholars’ Symposium is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with postgraduate students across the UK and hear from incredible speakers in an inspiring atmosphere. Over three days of panels, discussions, speeches and workshops, delegates will explore complex ideas and develop practical skills to help address the issues they care about.

With this year’s theme of “Spaces in Between: Innovation, Insight, and Progress at the Intersection”, GSS 2016 promises to be a valuable and challenging symposium. 

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

You must be:

  • A current postgraduate student studying in the UK, working towards an MA, MPhil, MSc or MSt, MRes, PhD or DPhil, professional degree, or second BA.
  • Available for the entirety of the symposium (from Thursday evening 12 May to Sunday afternoon 15 May).

GSS 2016 is looking for delegates who are impassioned, emboldened and excited about this year’s theme. 

Historically, the GSS has been exclusively for students on Churchill, Chevening, Clarendon, Commonwealth, Gates, Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, and Weidenfeld scholarships. We recognize that this is overly limited, so last year opened some places for people not on these scholarships, although the bulk of delegates will continue to come from these scholarships.

We are also prioritizing the diversity of our delegates. Having the presence of a broad range of interests, universities, scholarship representations, and demographics will bolster and maximize the richness of the conference. Other aspects of the application may play a marginal role in the consideration process, including the ability to host delegates as our hope is to have every delegate billeted. The selection committee will not discriminate based on race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or nationality.