Whether you are interested in studying abroad, researching in a different country, or collaborating across the Atlantic, there is a transatlantic fellowship for you! The 14 opportunities below take Americans and Europeans across the pond for projects and study. If one of these fellowships catches your eye, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!
The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. Short-term fellowships of up three months are available anytime between September to June. Applications are accepted anytime on a rolling basis. Each Fellow is expected to complete a research paper during the period of residence according to the terms of the assignment entered into with the Foundation.
The GHI and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University are offering German and North American postdocs and professors the opportunity to create binational research teams to work on projects on the history of knowledge and develop ideas through transatlantic perspective and collaboration. The fellowship includes a 9-month stay at the GHI center in Washington, DC, a monthly stipend of €3,400-6,000 (depending on academic status) and roundtrip airfare for European recipients.
Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is a distinguished program offered by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. CFR awards approximately ten fellowships annually to highly accomplished individuals who have a capacity for independent work. The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The duration of the fellowship is 12 months and the program awards a stipend of $95,000.
A full-year, reciprocal work-study fellowship providing 75 Americans, age 18-24, with an understanding of everyday life, education, & professional training in Germany. Includes RT transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, & program-related travel costs in Germany: 2 months language training in Germany, 4 months of study at a German university, and a 5-month internship in a German-speaking work environment. Also Accommodation in a German home/student residence, seminars, in-country support during program & health & accident insurance.
The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program is designed to bring senior and junior scholars and specialists working on issues of importance to the German-American relationship to AICGS for research stays of 2-3 consecutive months. Fellows will be expected to present their research results at a workshop to the community and produce a short essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute’s newsletter. Includes a monthly stipend of up to $3,820; transportation to and from Washington; financial support for research-related travel within the U.S. and Canada for up to a week; & office space at the Institute.
The fellowship supports promising American scholars and students whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within the wider European context. Fellows receive a $7,500 stipend, which covers transatlantic airfare and domestic travel, as well as room and board, for a minimum of 28 days. Fellows are required to work closely with the ACG to organize a detailed itinerary. Applicants must be in the relatively early stages of their career, in the final stages or have recently completed a PhD, and have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.
The fellowship supports American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. Fellows receive a $7,500 stipend, which covers transatlantic airfare and domestic travel, as well as room and board, for a minimum of 28 days. Fellows are required to work closely with the ACG to organize a detailed itinerary before the stipend is released. Candidates must be in the relatively early stages of their career, in the final stages or have recently completed a PhD, and committed to furthering the transatlantic relationship.
The Innovation Grants are designed to support work that can create a better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology. The grants will give preference to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to the issues of data privacy and protection. Successful proposals should address the technological and policy aspects of data privacy and protection. Grants of 2K-3K Euro/month, plus travel allowances, are available for U.S. and EU students and scholars.
Grants are available for professionals in international education administration from European universities to research at a U.S. institution within a field that would be mutually beneficial to both the institutions. Research projects should provide a comparative U.S.-EU perspective on global issues within international higher education and/or share best practices within the field. Proficiency in English is required. Stipends of 3k euro/month (in a dollar equivalent) are provided as well as a 2k travel grant and a J-1 visa sponsorship. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience in international education is required.
The German Chancellor Fellowship allows prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the U.S. to carry out a project of their own design in cooperation with a host in Germany for one year. Applicants must have received their BA within the past 12 years at the time of the application. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite and intensive language study is included. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of 2,150-2,750 EUR.
This specialized DAAD program offers up to ten German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (1-2 months) in either Germany or North America. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence, Italy offers fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate at least 5 years before the start of the fellowship. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a research topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS (Integration, Governance and Democracy; Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and 21st Century World Politics and Europe) and participate in the academic life of the Centre and of the EUI. Jean Monnet Fellowships have a duration of 1 year, renewable once.
The fellowships allow American and German experts from journalism, the public sector, think tanks, nonprofits, law, and cultural organizations to research and assess the most pressing topics on the transatlantic agenda while engaging with their counterparts overseas. Proposals must address one of the following global trends: climate change and sustainability, demographics and social change, technological breakthroughs, and urbanization. The fellowships allow Americans to travel to Germany and Germans to travel to the United States for at least 3 weeks to conduct research. Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend, which covers transatlantic airfare and domestic travel, as well as room and board, for a minimum of 21 days. Candidates are 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline and have a minimum of 5 years of relevant, full-time work experience.
Gain an in-depth understanding of issues facing the EU & Germany in this 9-12 month professional development program. Includes 2 high-level work phases in major German institutions (gov’t., print & broadcast media, private & public sectors, law firms, & NGOs), travel, seminars and networking events across Europe. EUR 3,000 monthly stipend & compensation package (health, accident, liability insurance & coverage of transatlantic & program-related travel costs; additional funding available for families). Intensive German language training provided as needed. No language skills required at application. Must be age 40 or younger.
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