Application deadline: October 31 (annually)
Thirty German Chancellor Fellowships are awarded annually to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors. The program is open to citizens of the United States, China, and the Russian Federation, with ten fellowships designated for representatives of each nation. The German Chancellor Fellowship Program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies.
The fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects specific to Germany and decide at which institutions to pursue them. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, humanities, arts and environmental affairs. Applications from the natural sciences may be considered if the topic has a social or humanistic dimension.
The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded by language classes taught in Germany. Monthly stipends range from EUR 2,000 to 3,000 and allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction. Candidates must be citizens of the United States, China, or the Russian Federation. A bachelor's degree is required. Candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1997. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
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