Edinburgh Climate Research Leaders

Edinburgh Climate Research Leaders Programme 2023-24. A collaborative leadership programme for women in climate research.

About the programme

Edinburgh Research Office, with support from the Institute for Academic Development and the Edinburgh Earth Initiative have been working closely with training partners 64 Million Artists to develop a new leadership programme for women in academia (Grades 8-10) working in Climate Change. Recognising that women are currently under-represented in this area, the University is keen to support women to grow, as well as recognising and seeking to change the barriers placed on them by systemic inequality. 

The programme has been co-designed with women from across the University and will support participants to develop new skills and knowledge, build their confidence and capacity for developing ambitious research programmes and create a network of support as they grow ideas for impact. The programme will focus on personal leadership development, as well as creating a strong cohort to advocate for change and innovation within the sector. 

The programme will run from January - May 2024.

The programme will consist of:

  • 5 full day workshops

  • 2 online spotlights (2-3 hours)

  • 1 sandpit to engage wider university staff in the collective ideas for change generated by the group

  • 121 coaching (6 sessions)

  • Action learning (3 sessions, in groups of 5)


Applications are now closed for 2024.

There are 20 places available and applications will be reviewed by Lorna Thomson (Director of ERO), Fiona Phillipi (IAD), the Deans of Research for each College and representatives from 64 Million Artists. 

To apply, please complete the following short online application form:

Application form | Edinburgh Climate Research Leaders Programme 2023-24

Information session

An online information session about the programme was held on Monday 11 September.

View slides (UoE staff only)

Further information

For more information please contact climate.rlprogramme@ed.ac.uk .