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The American Council on Germany’s fellowships allow American and German journalists, scholars, and other mid-career professionals from a variety of fields to travel overseas to gain a better understanding of how issues are approached on the other side of the Atlantic. In the process, they can often forge lasting connections with their transatlantic counterparts. Since 1976, more than 1,100 individuals have traveled across the Atlantic to broaden their personal and professional horizons under the auspices of the American Council on Germany’s fellowship programs.

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McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends allow American and German professionals to research timely topics while consulting their transatlantic counterparts. Focusing on common challenges facing both sides of the Atlantic, fellows carry out research in the areas of equity and social justice, urbanization, climate change and sustainability, digitalization, public health, as well as financial concerns such as inflation, trade, and global supply chains.

Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture support exceptional American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany.

Anna-Maria and Stephen M. Kellen Fellowships provide an opportunity for exceptional Berlin-based print, broadcast, and digital media journalists to travel to the United States to conduct interviews with policymakers and opinion leaders and to conduct research for news reports.

Application due date extension!
Applications are due on June 1, 2024.

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