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Goldman Fellowships

The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowships for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs support promising American academics whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within a wider European context. Fellows research the nuances of Germany’s role as an economic engine and political leader, both in Europe and in the global arena.

Applicants should present a project proposal of three to five pages detailing their plans, including the background, scope of the research, the general sources and institutions with whom they would like to consult, and the relevance for the transatlantic relationship. A research itinerary for the duration of the fellowship will be further developed in conjunction with the Program Director.

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. Travel must take place within one calendar year of selection as a fellow.

Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit an analytical report on their research findings. This report must be suitable for publication by the American Council on Germany. Fellows are also asked to share their work with a wider audience through presentations and discussions at ACG Warburg Chapters and/or their local communities, as well as on social media.

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee organized by the American Council on Germany and are evaluated based on: the contribution the project will make to an understanding of the economics and foreign relations of Germany, Europe, and North America; the feasibility of the proposed project; the training of the applicant; and the scholarly potential of the applicant.

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the ACG is not currently accepting applications.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A cover letter outlining your personal and professional objectives for the fellowship;
  • A three- to five-page project proposal as described above;
  • A current resume; and
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Candidates for the Goldman Fellowship must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States;
  • Be 40 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline;
  • Have a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time work experience;
  • Be in the final stages of have recently completed a Ph.D.; and
  • Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.

The fellowship was established in 2003 to honor political scientist and former ACG Board Member Dr. Guido Goldman, Director of German Studies at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and former Co-Chairman of the Board of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Dr. Goldman has devoted his career to the betterment of German-American relations and to the study of economic policy and foreign affairs as they apply to transatlantic affairs.