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Friday, September 12, 2008

German Chancellor Fellowships

Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards ten German Chancellor Fellowships annually to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States. The program, which also includes fellowships for citizens of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.

The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations 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, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. Candidates from the life sciences and engineering will be considered if their topics have a compelling social or humanistic dimension.

The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded by language classes in Germany. Monthly stipends range from 2,000 to 3,000 EUR, and allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and introductory German language instruction in the United States. A bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1997. Application deadline for 2009-2010 awards: October 31, 2008.

Applications and information for U.S. citizens are available at

For information on alumni of the German Chancellor Fellowship Program, go to

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